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was the author of a work (possibly fragmentary) on biblical history from Adam to Saul and David, which was traditionally attributed to Philo of Alexandria. The version preserved in numerous manuscripts was translated from Greek in the 4th century into pre-Jerome Latin, and goes back to an original Hebrew text, as is shown by the use of notions and terms close to the Hebrew Bible and Targum literature. The narrative embellishments and additions to the biblical text also indicate a close relationship to r…

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Wandrey, Irina, “Pseudo-Philo”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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