The Works of Philo

The Works of Philo While it would not be correct to say that Philo s works have been lost scholars have always known and used Philo they have essentially been misplaced as far as the average student of the Bible is concerned Now the translation of the eminent classicist C D Yonge is available in an affordable, easy to read edition, with a new foreword and newly translated passages, and containing supposed fragments of Philo s writings from ancient authors such as John of Damascus The title and arrangement of the writings have been standardized according to scholarly conventions.A contemporary of Paul and Jesus, Philo Judaeus, of Alexandria, Egypt, is unquestionably among the most important writers for historians and students of Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity Although Philo does not explicitly mention Jesus, or Paul, or any of the followers of Jesus, Philo lived in their world It is from Philo, for example, that we learn about how, like the Gospel of John, Jews and Greeks in the Greco Roman world spoke of the creative force of God as God s Logos Philo, too, employs interpretive strategies that parallel those of the author of Hebrews Most scholars would agree that Philo and the author of Hebrews are drawing from the same, or at least similar, traditions of Hellenistic Judaism With these kind of connections to the world of Judaism and early Christianity, Philo cannot be ignored. Best Download The Works of Philo [ author ] Philo of Alexandria [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 863 pages
  • The Works of Philo
  • Philo of Alexandria
  • English
  • 21 January 2017
  • 0943575931

10 thoughts on “The Works of Philo

  1. says:

    Martin Luther hated allegorical interpretation of the Bible The problem according to Luther was that the allegorist could make the scriptures say anything he wanted Not so for the first century Jewish scholar Philo of Alexandria For Philo, there were rules of allegory made by natural philosophers Natural philosophy is what we think of today as science I have heard men versed in natural philosophy interpreting this passage in an allegorical manner with no inconsiderable ingenuity and propri Martin Luther hated allegorical interpretation of the Bible The problem according to Luther was that the allegorist could make the scriptures say anything he wanted Not so for the first century Jewish scholar Philo of Alexandria For Philo, there were rules of allegory made by natural philosophers Natural philosophy is what we think of today as science I have heard men versed in natural philosophy interpreting this passage in an allegorical manner with no inconsiderable ingenuity and propriety and their idea is, that the man here is a symbolical expression for the virtuous mind, conjecturing from the interpretation of his name that what is intended to be indicated is the virtuous disposition existing in the soul and that by his wife is meant virtue And from this candlestick there proceeded six branches, three on each side, projecting from the candlestick in the centre, so as altogether to complete the number of seven and in all the seven there were seven candles and seve...

  2. says:

    Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research.Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.Read for personal research found this book s contents helpful and inspiring number rating relates to the book s contribution to my needs.

  3. says:

    Excellent insight, extremely interesting Must read for all Bible students, scholars, teachers, and those interested in history It is often difficult to read long passages in Philo but well worth the effort.

  4. says:

    Translation is not so great, however the mind of Philo of Alexandria of use Greek ideas of allegory on interpreting the books of Moses is incredible and changed the world of exegesis

  5. says:

    A good way to understand and get a feel for life in Rome in approximately 30 50 AD.

  6. says:

    A good resource to have when studying first century Judaism This translation is helpful and readable as readable as you can get for someone as complicated to follow as Philo is at times.

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