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Overview This is a compact introduction to the work of Philo (c. 20 BCE-50 CE), the important Jewish thinker and scriptural interpreter. Kenneth Schenck provides a guide for understanding Philo's complex works, a roadmap for topics and contents of Philo's writings, and a description of contemporary research so students can easily find their ways into Philo study.
This is a compact introduction to the work of Philo (c. 20 BCE-50 CE), the important Jewish thinker and scriptural interpreter. Kenneth Schenck provides a guide for understanding Philo's complex works, a roadmap for topics and contents of Philo's writings, and a description of contemporary research so students can easily find their ways into Philo study.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.54" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 066422735X ISBN13 9780664227357
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More About Kenneth Schenck
Kenneth Schenck is academic dean and professor of New Testament and Christian ministry at Wesley Seminary in Marion, Indiana. Dr. Schenck is the author of several books, including God's Plan Fulfilled, Paul--Messenger of Grace, Paul--Soldier of Peace, and Paul--Prisoner of Hope.
Kenneth Schenck currently resides in the state of Indiana. Kenneth Schenck was born in 1966.
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Good introduction into Philo Aug 29, 2005
Schenck's introduction to Philo is very helpful to the student/learner who doesn't know much about the Jewish writer Philo. Schenck writes the book well, without being overly complicated to understand. He has helpful blurb blocks for definitions throughout the text and near the end has a quite helpful section of Philo's writings in a "nutshell." One section, in particular, is helpful with the similar patterns of thought of various N.T. writers. Schenck is definitely competent in this field and he thus provides ease for the reader who desires to search out and begin the quest for deeper and further research on Philo. To sum up -- good book, especially before you decide to tackle any or all of Philo's writings.