[b-hebrew] Did Plato know about the Old Testament?

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Sun Oct 9 15:18:40 EDT 2005


None at all. Louis Feldman discusses possible philosophical borrowings at 
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 learn
> 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 if
>   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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