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                            Philo of Alexandria: On the Creation of the Cosmos according to Moses
Contents
General Introduction to the Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series by Gregory E. Sterling, General Editor
Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
	1. The place of the treatise in the Philonic corpus
	2. The genre of the treatise
	3. Analysis of the treatise's contents
	4. The use of the Bible and the role of exegesis and exegetical traditions
		(a) Philo's references to the biblical text
		(b) Philo's method of exegesis in Opif.
		(c) traditions of exegesis
		(d) Philo's text of the Pentateuch
	5. The main themes of the treatise
	6. Special theme: number symbolism and the arithmological tradition
	7. The intellectual Sitz im Leben
		(a) Judaism
		(b) Hellenism
	8. The Nachleben of the treatise
	9. The text of the treatise
	10. Status quaestionis: previous scholarship on the treatise
		(a) scholarly literature specifically focused on Opif.
		(b) general studies
	11. Some notes on the method used in the translation
	12. Some notes on the method used in the commentary
Translation: Philo of Alexandria, On the creation of the cosmos according to Moses
	[Chapter 1] Introduction
	[Chapter 2] A preliminary comment on God and the cosmos
	[Chapter 3] The scheme of six days
	[Chapter 4] Day one: creation of the intelligible cosmos
	[Chapter 5] "In the beginning" does not mean creation in time
	[Chapter 6] The chief contents of the intelligible cosmos
	[Chapter 7] Second day: creation of the firmament
	[Chapter 8] Third day: creation of the earth
	[Chapter 9] Fourth day: a puzzle and the significance of its number
	[Chapter 10] Fourth day: creation of the heavenly bodies
	[Chapter 11] Fifth day: creation of the animal world
	[Chapter 12] Why is the human being created after God's image?
	[Chapter 13] Why was the human being not created by God alone?
	[Chapter 14] Why was the human being created last of all?
	[Chapter 15] The seventh day: excursus on the hebdomad
	[Chapter 16] A summarizing reflection
	[Chapter 17] The separation of the fresh from the salt water
	[Chapter 18] Creation of the first human bang from the earth
	[Chapter 19] The excellence of the first human being
	[Chapter 20] The giving of names
	[Chapter 21] Woman appears on the scene
	[Chapter 22] Events in the garden of delights and their interpretation
	[Chapter 23] Interpretation of the snake
	[Chapter 24] The consequences of wickedness
	[Chapter 25] Moses teaches five vital lessons
	Notes to the text and translation
Commentary
	Title of the Work
	1: Introduction (§§1-6)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		EXCURSUS 1: Law, cosmos and nature
		EXCURSUS 2: An alternative interpretation of the seal image (§6)
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	2: A preliminary comment on God and the cosmos (§§7-12)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		EXCURSUS: Recent interpretations of Philo's argument
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	3: The scheme of six days (§§13-15a)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	4: Day one: creation of the intelligible cosmos (§§15b-25)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		EXCURSUS 1: Philo and the doctrine of the ideas as God's thoughts
		EXCURSUS 2: Philo on the origin of matter
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	5: In the beginning does not mean creation in time (§§26-28)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	6: The chief contents of the intelligible cosmos (§§29-35)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		EXCURSUS: Wolfson's and Winston's interpretation of §29
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	7: Second day: creation of the firmament (§§36-37)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegeses
		Nachleben
	8: Third day: creation of the earth (§§38-44)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	9: Fourth day: a puzzle and the significance of its number (§§45-52)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	10: Fourth day: creation of the heavenly bodies (§§53-61)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		EXCURSUS: The Hellenistic cosmic religion
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	11: Fifth day: creation of the animal world (§§62-68)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben.
	12: Why is the human being created "after God's image"? (§§69-71)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	13: Why was the human being not created by God alone? (§§72-76)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	14: Why was the human being created last of all? (§§77-88)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	15: The seventh day: excursus on the Hebdomad (§§89-128)
		Analysis/General comments
		Structure and contents
		Sources of and parallels for Philo's material
		The hebdomad and Judaism
		Detailed comments
		EXCURSUS 1: On John Lydus and the interpretation of §100
		EXCURSUS 2: Further discussion on Philo's use of sources
		EXCURSUS 3: A transladon of Anatolius' chapter on the Hebdomad
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	16: A summarizing reflection (§§129-130)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	17: The separation of the fresh from the salt water (§§131-133)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	18: Creation of the first human being from the earth (§§134-135)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	19: The excellence of the first human being (§§136-147)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	20: The giving of names (§§148-150)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	21: Woman appears on the scene (§§151-152)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		EXCURSUS: Philo's attitude towards women and sexuality
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	22: Events in the garden of delights and their interpretation (§§153-156)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	23: Interpretation of the snake (§§157-166)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed, comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	24: The consequences of wickedness (§§167-170a)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Parallel exegesis
		Nachleben
	25: Moses teaches five vital lessons (§§170b-172)
		Analysis/General comments
		Detailed comments
		Exegetical parallels
		Nachleben
Bibliography
	1. Philo of Alexandria
	2. Other ancient texts
	3. Modern scholarly literature
Indices
	1. Index of biblical passages cited
	2. Index of Philonic texts cited
	3. Index of ancient texts cited
	4. Index of subjects and names
	5. Index of Greek terms
                        

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