Paul and philo on the psalms: Towards a spiritual notion of scripture

Maren R. Niehoff*

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Philo of Alexandria shares Paul's Jewish Diaspora background and his use of the lxx. He also addressed Roman audiences just a decade or two before Paul wrote his Letter to the Romans. He thus enables us to analyze Paul's approach to Psalms from a rigorous historical perspective, which highlights both their phenomenological similarities and Paul's innovations on the path to develop a spiritual notion of Scripture.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)392-415
Number of pages24
JournalNovum Testamentum
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2020

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  • Anti-Jewish stereotypes
  • Historical context of authors
  • Implied audience
  • Paul's Letter to the Romans
  • Philo of Alexandria
  • Psalms as a key to spiritual exegesis
  • Rome


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