Friday, February 4, 2011

Pico's "biblical humanism"

Biblical Humanism and Scholasticism in the Age of Erasmus
34 even before the fiasco of his failed Roman disputation... Pico seems to have already turned to working directly on the text of the Bible
35 commentary on Job, eight Psalms
serious engagement with Jewish commentatorys on the Psalms.
Heptaplus was an esoteric decoding of Genesis using an allegorical key inspired by Proclus, Pseudo-Dionysius, the Cabala, and other Jewish sources
according to Crofton Black, obsolete before it was written

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