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Philo and Paul Among the Sophists : Alexandrian and Corinthian Responses to a Julio-Claudian and Corinthian Responses to a Julio-Claudian Movement
Bruce W. Winter
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In this highly acclaimed book Bruce Winter gathers all the available evidence on first-century sophistry in Alexandria and Corinth and offers the first comprehensive discussion of this movement as it relates to the writings of Philo and Paul.
Plumbing the historical record, Winter shows that while these contemporary Hellenistic Jews both responded to the sophistic movement on the basis of the Old Testament, Philo was also indebted to Plato for his assessment, whereas Paul filtered the Old Testament texts through the message of Jesus. This valuable study provides crucial insights into the nature of Paul's sterling rhetoric as well as the problems that the sophistic movement created for Diaspora Jews in Alexandria and for the early Christians in Corinth.
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Director of the Institute of Early Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World, Tyndale House in Cambridge, a Fellow of St. Edmunds College, and a member of the Divinity Faculty at the University of Cambridge.
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