n HTS : Theological Studies - Do you not remember? Scripture, story and exegesis in the rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo (Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement Series 37), B.N. Fisk : book review

Volume 64, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
  • E-ISSN: 2072-8050



This monograph deals with historical hermeneutics. The author investigates the methods and principles found in the first century CE book of (LAB), an anonymous chronicle transmitted in the name of Philo of Alexandria bearing the soubriquet . This book belongs to the category known as . What we have here as in the case of Chronicles, the Animal Vision in 1 Enoch 85-90, Jubilees, Genesis Apocryphon, 1 Esdras and Josephus' Antiquities, is "an impressive volume of narrative exegesis in which the line between interpreting the ancient text and responding to contemporary culture is largely hidden from view" (p 331).

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