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Bibil Identifier bibil:215475
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Question of Coherence in Philo’s Cultic Imagery: A Socio-literary Approach
Author Gupta, Nijay
Journal Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha (Volume: 20, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 277-297 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines Philo’s cultic metaphors with a view towards finding coherence. Many scholars have turned to the works of Philo for insight into the world of the New Testament or early Judaism, but a standard assumption is that the search for coherence in his works is a fruitless endeavor. However, using Philo’s temple, priesthood, and sacrificial metaphors as a specific subject of interest, a socio-literary approach is taken in an attempt to reassess this assumption. In particular, this article draws from insights gained from cognitive linguistics, where metaphors are viewed as resources that have the capacity to influence cognitive frameworks. From this perspective, Philo’s cultic metaphors are consistently used to engage rhetorically in a set of common problems, including his apologetic and tropological concerns.
DOI 10.1177/0951820711411223
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Religious Parties and Movements : Hellenistic Judaism : Philo of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Temple
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Priest
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Sacrifice
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