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Gregory E. Sterling
The Structure of Philo’s Allegorical Commentary
One of the most influential figures in the development of biblical commentaries was the Jewish allegorical interpreter Philo of Alexandria (ca. 20 BCE–50 CE). The tradition of writing commentaries on texts that authors and their audiences considered important was widespread in the Hellenistic and Roman worlds.1 This was particularly true of the Homeric epics and of philosophical texts. Similarly, Jews developed the practice of writing commentaries. The most notable early extant examples are the twenty-four pesharim and commentaries that were found in the caves near Qumran.2 These were not unique. Jerome tells us that Justin of Tiberius, the secretary of Herod Agrippa II, also wrote commentaries.3 The greatest example prior to the rabbinic ...
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