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Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's 'Therapeutae' Reconsidered

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ISBN-13: 978-0199291410
ISBN-10: 0199291411
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Review from previous edition 'This book is very well researched and original ... The lasting value of this book is twofold. It explores the status and activities of the Therapeutrides in more detail than earlier scholarship, thus reconstructing an important aspect of first-century Judaism. It also raises intriguing questions regarding the spreading of this phenomenon, which thus far cannot be answered with certainty. Beyond these issues related to women, the book is important because it reads one text of Philo against the grain and attempts to reconstruct a type of Judaism that differed in some significant respects from his own. This contributes to our understanding of the diversity of Alexandrian Judaism and may perhaps invite others to recover yet more forms of Judaism between the lines of Philo. Scripta Classica Israelica

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Joan E. Taylor is Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of History at University College London and Honorary Fellow in the Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy at Waikato University, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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  • Paperback: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199291411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199291410
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.9 x 5.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,106,072 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JOAN TAYLOR is the author of several books on ancient religion, history and archaeology. A New Zealander and former lecturer in religion and history at Waikato University, she currently lives in England, where she is Professor of Christian Origins and Second Temple Judaism at King's College London. As well as publishing in the field of her professional work she also writes fiction, narrative history and poetry, and has edited the memoir of a Danish 19th-century woman, Cecilie Hertz, translated by her mother Birgit. Joan Taylor's diverse literary ventures make her difficult to classify as a writer.

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