Tag Archives: Pseudo-Philo

Pseudo-Philo and Cherem

Cherem, in the Hebrew Bible, usually refers to total destruction, particularly God’s commands for the Israelites to destroy totally the Canaanites in the land of Canaan. Somewhere in the course of my reading and education in biblical studies, I learned … Continue reading

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Israel’s Request for a King in Pseudo-Philo

Pseudo-Philo is a first century C.E. Jewish work.  In this post, I will discuss Pseudo-Philo’s treatment of Israel’s request for a king in I Samuel. When I was taking Introduction to Hebrew Bible classes, I heard that there was a … Continue reading

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Pagan Miracles and Pseudo-Philo

Pseudo-Philo is a first century C.E. Jewish work that interprets and expands upon stories in the Hebrew Bible.  In Pseudo-Philo 25, we learn about luminescent Amorite stones in the Amorite sanctuaries that had the power to heal disease.  V 12 … Continue reading

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Between Me and God

I have been reading the first century Jewish work, Pseudo-Philo. In the biblical Book of I Samuel, Hannah is barren, and she mumbles before God at the sanctuary, asking God for a son.  Pseudo-Philo elaborates on this.  According to Pseudo-Philo, … Continue reading

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Pseudo-Philo, Hell, and Soul Sleep

I have been reading the Book of Pseudo-Philo for my daily quiet time.  My Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha dates Pseudo-Philo to the first century C.E.  Pseudo-Philo is a Jewish work, and it contains interpretations and elaborations of biblical stories that may have … Continue reading

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