[b-hebrew] Did Plato know about the Old Testament?
gathas at hotkey.net.au
Sun Oct 9 23:44:52 EDT 2005
Just a suggestion: Philo is very interested in Plato, and seems to find
Plato all through the Torah. I know the connection you're looking for is
the other way around (Hebrew Bible to Plato), but research into Philo
might turn up something regarding the other way, too.
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> To: Dr. Joel M. Hoffman; b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Did Plato know about the Old Testament?
> None at all. Louis Feldman discusses possible philosophical borrowings
> some length in "Jew and Gentile in the Ancient World," which are clear
> (which way, though?) in any case.
> Vadim Cherny
> > In response to a question a student of mine asked, I'm trying to
> > how much, if at all, Plato may have been aware of anything from the
> > Old Testament.
> > Does anyone here know:
> > 1) if Plato expressly mentions anything from the Old Testament, and
> > so, what?
> > 2) if Plato obliquely refers to the Old Testament?
> > 3) where I might find more information about this?
> > Many thanks.
> > -Joel
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