When working on Philo as a Diaspora Jew, I realize the need for literature that can tell me more about ‘Diaspora’ as a social phenomena per se. ‘Diaspora’ as such is both an ancient as well as a ‘modern’ phenomena, and I am looking for some works that may help me spell out how to consider, and not at least how to conceptualize, on ‘Diaspora’ as a phenomenon; not necessarily as a problem, but as a social setting. There surely must be something out there written from a sosiological, social-antropological, and/or other perspectives. If you have come over any such works that you found, or may think, might be rewarding in dealing with the ancient diaspora of Philo, please give me a note in the comments field below. Thanks.
Google Books is an helpful device when searching for books on the internet; even when you are not allowed to read all the pages of a book, the service is very helpful as you can search for words in the books, and in this way may be directed directly to the most relevant pages of the book. Here are some examples:
When it comes to Philo, I would like to point out the availability of the followings books on Google:
D.E.Aune et al., Neotestamentica et Philonica (Festsschrift Peder Borgen)
P. Borgen, Philo of Alexandria; An Exegete of his time (Brill 1987)
Per Jarle Bekken, The Word is Near You.
Kåre Fuglseth, Johannine Sectarianism in Perspective
David T. Runia, Philo of Alexsandria and the Timaeus
T. Seland, Establishment Violence in Phil and Luke (Diss 1995)