Podcasts of “The Bible’s Earliest Interpreters Philo and Qumran”
How was the Torah understood by Jews of the Second Temple Period? What do the surviving texts of the period reveal about ancient modes of biblical interpretation? We will study the works of Philo and the relevant parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls related to Deuteronomy 17 (about kingship, priesthood and judicial administration) as a case study.
Taught by David Flatto, Fall 2013.
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