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„Vater Gott und seine Kinder und Frauen“

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From all points at which Philo speaks of God as Father, the author makes a selection, and focuses on the genealogical aspect. This work would be quite rewarding, because on the name of God "Father" Philo gives insight into diverse paradigms, concepts of God, literary models and religious traditions. The designation of God as a father implies a generating God. Philo's ideas about the relationships in relation to God are far from consistent, because God "testifies" both male and female offspring. God applies in the allegorical commentary as the father of Isaac, Isaac, symbolizing the learning of self soul, or the laughter and happiness. Three variants of the lineage of Isaac Philo relate to the allegory of Isaac's mother Sarah. The basis and starting point of the idea of the Logos of Philo is well-known from the Old Testament idea of the Word of God.

Keywords: Word of God; Father; Philo; Old Testament; religious traditions



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