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De sacrificiis Abelis et Caini

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Summary of Philo On the Birth of Abel

Date: 20-50 C.E.

Description: This allegorical commentary, as we have it, begins at Genesis 2 and does not cover the creation of the world. The style corresponds with the method of Rabbinical Midrash, similarly to his later works. While often treated as a separate work and given a special title, 'On the Birth of Abel' is part of a composite commentary on all of Genesis.

Schürer, Emil The Literature of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus, Schocken, 1973


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