Professor Emeritus of Hellenistic and Judaic Studies, Graduate
Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
He can be contacted at
1220 Grizzly Peak
Berkeley, CA 94708, U.S.A
Tel. (510) 548-6734
email address: email@example.com
Received his A.M. and Ph.D in Greek and Latin from Columbia University.
Rabbinic ordination from The Jewish Theological Seminary (1955),
and D.H.L., honoris causa (1987). Served as a chaplain (1 st Lt)
in the US Army at Fort Bliss, Texas and Nürnberg, Germany.
After serving as instructor in Greek and Latin at Columbia University
(1958-60), was appointed Associate Professor of Rabbinic and Hellenistic
Literature at the University of Judaism, Los Angeles. In 1966
he was appointed Professor of Hellenistic and Judaic Studies at
the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA, and Visiting Professor
at the University of California. He was Visiting Professor at
the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1970-71, and was a research
fellow at its Institute for Advanced Studies on Mt. Scopus in
1976. In 1987 he was Visiting Professor at Hebrew Union College
in Cincinnati, where he delivered the Efroymson lectures for that
year. He was awarded a Natural Endowment for the Humanities senior
fellowship in 1978 and again in 1986-87.
He is currently writing a book on The Mind of Philo of Alexandria ,
and is preparing a translation and commentary on Philo's treatise
Who is the Heir to Divine Things.
- The Wisdom of Solomon in the Anchor Bible series (Garden
City 1979) (a condensed version of this commentary is printed
in the Harper Collins Study Bible, ed. Wayne Meeks (1993) 1497-1529).
- Philo of Alexandria: The Contemplative Life, The Giants,
and Selections. A New translation with Introduction and
Notes (New York 1981).
- Two Treatises of Philo of Alexandria, with John Dillon (Chico
- Logos and Mystical Theology in Philo of Alexandria
- 'The Iranian Component in the Bible, Apocrypha, and Qumran,'
in History of Religions 5.2 (1966) 183-216, reprinted
in Controversies in the Study of Judaic Religion and Theology,
ed. J. Neusner and W.S. Green (New York 1991).
- 'The Book of Wisdom's Theory of Comogony,' History of Religions
11.2 (1971) 185-202.
- 'Philo's Ethical Theory,' in ANRW 2.21.1 (1984)
- 'Two Types of Mosaic Prophecy According to Philo of Alexandria,'
Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 4 (1989)
- 'Hellenistic Jewish Philosophy,' in The Routledge History
of Jewish Philosophy, ed. Daniel H. Frank and Oliver Leaman
(London 1997) 38-61.
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