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Bibil Identifier bibil:213427
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Philo's Perception of the Roman Empire
Author Berthelot, Katell
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 42, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 166-187 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Philo's perception of Rome is less positive than has generally been argued. Although Philo appreciated the pax romana and the religious freedom generally enjoyed by Jews in the Roman Empire, he was nevertheless critical of Rome. In particular, he rejected the idea that the Roman empire was the outcome of divine providence and would last forever. He opposed the spiritual kingship of Israel to the worldly and transitory dominion of Rome. Moreover, he expected Roman rule to fade away in the end, and Israel to blossom as no other nation ever had in the past.
DOI 10.1163/157006311X544373
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization : Empire
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