Philo and the Garden of Eden: An Exegete, his Text and his Tools

Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer

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Abstract

The contribution studies Philo's references to the name "Eden". It turns out that he consistently interprets it as "joy", even in passages where this is not relevant. The contribution demonstrates on the basis of his quotations of the biblical text that he used an exegetical tool on the term, a kind of Florilegium or concordance for his interpretation of the relevant passages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDie Septuaginta - Orte und Intentionen
Subtitle of host publication5. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 24.–27. Juli 2014
EditorsSiegfried Kreuzer, Martin Meiser, Marcus Sigismund
Place of PublicationTübingen
PublisherMohr Siebeck
Pages244-257
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783161538322
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameWissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament
PublisherMohr Siebeck
ISSN (Print)0512-1604

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    Leonhardt-Balzer, J. (2016). Philo and the Garden of Eden: An Exegete, his Text and his Tools. In S. Kreuzer, M. Meiser, & M. Sigismund (Eds.), Die Septuaginta - Orte und Intentionen: 5. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 24.–27. Juli 2014 (pp. 244-257). (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament). Mohr Siebeck.