'Niehoff's work clearly and carefully situates the work of Philo in its broader Alexandrian context. Her consistent use of sources largely unavailable to many scholars, particularly for those concerned with the history of Jewish biblical interpretation, makes her work an invaluable touchstone for future studies of Philo.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review
In this book, Maren R. Niehoff provides a systematic analysis of the critical and literary methods of Bible interpretation developed by the Alexandrian Jews. She argues that by creatively engaging with Homeric scholarship developed at the Museum, they offered revolutionary interpretations of Scripture.