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Mystique et prophétie chez Philon d'Alexandrie

Abstract : This paper explores the relationship between prophecy and mysticism in the works of Philo, focusing on the character of Abraham and several texts devoted to him – especially in Quis heres rerum diuinarum sit –, with special attention to the meaning of the term ἔκστασις. For Philo, a prophet is primarily a figure who is able to engage himself in close dialogue with God. If in the Bible a prophet is often a witness of God for the lost people of Israel, in Philo he becomes the inner witness, present in the soul of everyone, who pushes the search for “He who is”. Thus, prophecy and mystical often appear as two inseparable themes that illuminate each other.
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Smaranda Marculescu. Mystique et prophétie chez Philon d'Alexandrie. Simon Mimouni; Madeleine Scopello. La Mystique théorique et théurgique dans l’Antiquité gréco-romaine: judaïsmes et christianismes, Brepols, pp.355-372, 2016, Judaïsme ancien et origines du christianisme (JAOC), ISBN: 978-2-503-56188-2. ⟨10.1484/M.JAOC-EB.5.109013⟩. ⟨halshs-01995741⟩



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