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Philo of Alexandria

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Works: 2,040 works in 5,201 publications in 10 languages and 103,269 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Sources  Poetry  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, htt, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, 070, Translator
Classifications: B689.A4, 888.9
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On virtues by Philo( )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the treatise On Virtues (part of his so-called Exposition of the Law), Philo of Alexandria demonstrates how Moses, his laws, and the nation constituted by these laws each embody certain widely-discussed moral values, specifically, courage (andreia), humanity (philanthropia), repentance (metanoia), and nobility (eugeneia). Although it makes extensive use of material drawn from the Pentateuch, what the treatise provides is far more than a commentary on scripture. Rather, it contributes to a sophisticated apologetic reconstruction of Jewish origins, idealized according to the principles of both Greek philosophy and Roman political culture. Guided by such principles, Philo endeavors to establish the moral, legal, and social status of Judaism within the Greco-Roman world
Philo of Alexandria's exposition of the Tenth Commandment by Philo( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his comprehensive exposition of the Tenth Commandment (Spec. 4.79-131), Philo considers the prohibition 'You shall not desire': what sort of desire it prohibits (and why) and how the Mosaic dietary laws collectively enforce that prohibition. This volume offers the first complete study of Philo's exposition, beginning with an overview of its content, context, and place in previous research. In-depth studies of Philo's concept of desire and his concept of self-control provide background and demonstrate Philo's fundamental agreement with contemporary Middle-Platonic moral psychology, especially in his theory of emotion (pathos). A new translation of the exposition, with commentary, offers a definitive explanation of Philo's view of the Tenth Commandment, including precisely the sort of excessive desire it targets and how the dietary laws work as practical exercises for training the soul in self-control."--Publisher's description
Philo of Alexandria, On cultivation by Philo( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jewish exegete and philosopher Philo of Alexandria has long been famous for his allegorical treatises on the Greek Bible. The present volume contains the first translation and commentary in English on his treatise De agricultura (On cultivation), which gives an elaborate allegorical interpretation of Genesis 9:20. Noah's role as a cultivator is analysed in terms of the ethical and spiritual quest of the soul making progress towards its goal. The translation renders Philo's baroque Greek into readable modern English. The commentary pays particular attention to the treatise's structure, its biblical basis and its exegetical and philosophical contents. The volume will be valuable for the insights it gives into an unusual but highly influential method of biblical interpretation."--Publisher's description
The contemplative life ; the giants ; and, Selections by Philo( Book )

4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons"--The Christian Century
Philo, with an English translation by Philo( Book )

49 editions published between 1929 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosopher Philo was born about 20 BCE to a prominent Jewish family in Alexandria, the chief home of the Jewish Diaspora as well as the chief center of Hellenistic culture; he was trained in Greek as well as Jewish learning. In attempting to reconcile biblical teachings with Greek philosophy he developed ideas that had wide influence on Christian and Jewish religious thought
The works of Philo : complete and unabridged by Philo( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Philonis Alexandrini Legatio ad Gaium by Philo( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in 5 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo's Flaccus : the first pogrom : introduction, translation, and commentary by Pieter Willem van der Horst( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first English commentary on Philo's In Flaccum since the publication of Box in 1939. The work contains an introduction in which matters of genre, historical background, the textual evidence etc. are discussed. This is followed by a new English translation of the Greek text. The main part of the book is a detailed philological and historical commentary on Philo's text. Since In Flaccum is our only source for the anti-Jewish pogrom in Alexandria in the year 38 CE, it is of the utmost significance for the study of the origins and early history of antisemitism. The book is of interest for scholars of Judaism, Ancient History, Biblical Studies, Classical Literature, and History of Religions."--Jacket
The works of Philo Judaeus, the contemporary of Josephus by Philo( Book )

20 editions published between 1854 and 2006 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sad condition of a distracted kingdome, expressed, in a fable of Philo the Jew by J. A Rivers( )

14 editions published between 1645 and 1992 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Josephus : complete and unabridged by Flavius Josephus( )

5 editions published between 1676 and 1693 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Flavius Josephus -- The history of the Jews -- The lamentable & tragical history of the wars and utter ruine of the Jews -- The first (and second) books of Flavius Josephus, the son of Matthias, written against Appion, touching the antiquity of the race of the Jews -- Of the rule of reason, a most eloquent book, corrected by Desiderius Erasmus, most lively setting down the martyrdom of the Maccabees -- Philo's relation of an embassy (in which he was the chief person) from the Jews of Alexandria to the Emperour Caius Caligula
Philo. Supplement II. Questions and answers on Exodus by Philo( Book )

15 editions published between 1953 and 1961 in 4 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo. Supplement I. Questions and answers on Genesis by Philo( Book )

8 editions published between 1929 and 1979 in English and Multiple languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosopher Philo was born about 20 BCE to a prominent Jewish family in Alexandria, the chief home of the Jewish Diaspora as well as the chief center of Hellenistic culture; he was trained in Greek as well as Jewish learning. In attempting to reconcile biblical teachings with Greek philosophy he developed ideas that had wide influence on Christian and Jewish religious thought
Philonis Alexandrini In Flaccum by Philo( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical writings : selections by Philo( Book )

12 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the creation of the cosmos according to Moses by Philo( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study is the first volume in the new Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series. It contains a new English translation of Philo's famous treatise on the creation of the cosmos (the first for seventy years), and the first ever commentary in English." "In this work the Jewish exegete and philosopher gives a selective exegesis of the Mosaic creation account and the events in Paradise as recorded in Genesis 1-3. It is the first preserved example of Hexaemeral literature, and had a profound influence on early Christian thought." "The commentary aims to make Philo's thought accessible to readers such as graduate students who are just beginning to read him, but also contains much material that will be of interest to specialists in Hellenistic Judaism, ancient philosophy and patristic literature."--Jacket
Philonis Alexandrini De animalibus by Philo( Book )

7 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les antiquités bibliques by Philo( Book )

4 editions published in 1976 in French and English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La migration d'Abraham by Philo( Book )

9 editions published in 1957 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the contemplative life, or, the fourth book of the treatise Concerning virtues by Philo( Book )

13 editions published between 1895 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On virtues
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The contemplative life ; the giants ; and, SelectionsPhilo, with an English translationThe works of Philo : complete and unabridgedPhilo's Flaccus : the first pogrom : introduction, translation, and commentaryThe works of Philo Judaeus, the contemporary of JosephusPhilo. Supplement II. Questions and answers on ExodusPhilo. Supplement I. Questions and answers on GenesisOn the creation of the cosmos according to Moses
Alternative Names

controlled identityPseudo-Philo

Alexandria, Philo of

Alexandrie͏̈, Philo van, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Filò d'Alexandria

Filon

Filon, Aleksandriĭskiĭ

Filon Aleksandrijski

Filon Aleksandryjski

Filôn Alexandreus

Filōn, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Filón, de Alejandría

Filón, el Judío

Filon ha-Yehudi, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Filōn ho Ioudaios, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Filon, Iudei︠a︡nin

Filon iz Aleksandrije

filon, z Aleksandrii

Filone, Alessandrino

Filone, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Filone, di Alessandria

Filone, di Alessandria, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philo

Philo, active 40

Philo, Alexandrinus

Philo, Alexandrinus, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philo Alexandrinus Iudaeus

Philo, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philo di Alessandria

Philo, fl. 40

Philo Iudaei

Philo Iudaeus

Philo, Judaeus

Philo Judaeus Alexandrinus

Philo, Judaeus, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philo Judaeus, ok. 30 pr.n.š-45 n.š.

Philo Judeus

Philo of Alexandria

Philo, of Alexandria, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philo of Iudaea

Philo, van Alexandrie͏̈, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philo von Alexandria

Philo, von Alexandria, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philo, von Alexandrien

Philon

Philon, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philon, d'Alexandrie

Philon, d'Alexandrie, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philon d'Alexandrie, ok. 30 pr.n.š.-45 n.š.

Philon de Alexandria

Philon Ebrajeci, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philon, Iudaeus

Philon, juif, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philon le Juif

Philon, von Alexandria

Philon von Alexandrien

Philon, von Alexandrien, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Philone di Alessandria

Philonis, Alexandrini

Philonis Iudaei

Pilon ha-Yehudi, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Pseudo-Philo, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Pseudo-Philon

Pseudo-Philon, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Yedidya ha-Aʾleksandri, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Yedidyah ha-ʾAleksandri, ca. 25 v.Chr.-ca. 45 na Chr.

Yedidyah, ha-Aleksandroni

Филон Александрийский

ידידיה, האלכסנדרוני

פילון.

פילון, האלכסנדרוני

פילון, היהודי

פילון, מאלכסנדריה

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