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2014 Annual Meeting

San Diego, CA

Meeting Begins11/22/2014
Meeting Ends11/25/2014

Call for Papers Opens: 12/20/2013
Call for Papers Closes: 3/4/2014

Requirements for Participation

Philo of Alexandria

Program Unit Type: Seminar
Accepting Papers? Yes

Call For Papers: For the 2014 Annual Meeting, we are planning two sessions: 1) The first session, whose participants will be invited, will be devoted to Sarah Pearce's commentary-in-progress on Philo's De Decalogo for the Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series. 2) For the second, companion session, we invite scholars at all career levels to submit proposals on the general topic of Philo’s legal exegesis and its connections to the wider fields of ancient Judaism, rabbinic exegesis, and the legal cultures of the Greco-Roman world (including Egypt). Since Philo is one of the earliest Jewish commentators to expound detailed explanations of possible reasons for the commandments of the Torah, we are particularly interested in offers of papers relating to his rationalizations of the laws.

Program Unit Chairs

Ellen Birnbaum
Ronald Cox

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