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Was there Natural Evil in Eden? (Phun with Philo)

In Questions on Genesis 1.14 Philo addresses the question of why the garden Paradise was in need of a man to cultivate it and guard it (Gen 2:15, ἐργάζεσθαι αὐτὸν καὶ φυλάσσειν) since it was, after all, planted by God … Continue reading

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Philo’s Rejection of Six-Day Creationism

The Controversy Creation, evolution and the interpretation of Genesis 1-3 are perennial hot-button issues in the American cultural and theological scene. Among evangelicals, the debate over the genre of Genesis 1-3 has recently reached a fever pitch. Some argue that … Continue reading

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Resources on Philo of Alexandria

I hope to have semi-regular posts on Philo of Alexandria and some of his more notable readings of Scripture. I enjoy reading through Philo in my spare time (in translation, of course—reading Philo in Greek is not “pleasure reading” for … Continue reading

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Creatio ex Invisibili? (LXX Texts of Note 2)

This post is the second in a series where I note Septuagintal passages of interest to students of Christian origins; e.g. texts where the New Testament quotes an LXX reading significantly different from the Masoretic reading, or texts where the … Continue reading

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