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Philo of Alexandria

Overview
Works: 2,538 works in 5,772 publications in 9 languages and 77,220 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries 
Roles: Dubious author, Other, Singer, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Creator
Classifications: B689.A4, 181.3
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Philo, with an English translation by Philo ( Book )
101 editions published between 1836 and 1991 in 6 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PHILO, the famous Jewish philosopher, (born C.20 B.C.) apparently lived all his life in Alexandria except when he occasionally left it as in A.D. 39-40 when he went to Rome with others to plead with the emperor Gaius not to claim divine honours from the Jews. He is the most important example of the Hellenised Jews outside Palestine, as much Greek as Jewish, especially in literary attitude and philosophy, though he believed wholly in the Mosaic scriptures and in one God whose chief mediator with the world is the Logos or Reason of God. Most of his many works are apparently parts large works of which we may distinguish three on the Pentateuch -- an exposition of Genesis and Exodus; a very long allegorical commentary on legislation including the creation, and lives of (biblical) sages as types of morality. There are also separate wirtings such as a life of Moses, two works on Gaius arrogance and Philos appeal to him; one providence (known in an Armenian translation only); and others. There are also some works perhaps wrongly ascribed to Philo
The contemplative life ; The giants ; and, Selections by Philo ( Book )
8 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philo of Alexandria's exposition on the Tenth Commandment by Philo ( )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On virtues by Philo ( )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Philo : complete and unabridged by Philo ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 617 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 )
25 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in 5 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Philo Judaeus, the contemporary of Josephus by Philo ( Book )
23 editions published between 1854 and 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three Jewish philosophers. Philo: Selections ( Book )
32 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philo. Supplement I. Questions and answers on Genesis by Philo ( Book )
14 editions published between 1929 and 1993 in English and Multiple languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philonis Alexandrini In Flaccum by Philo ( Book )
18 editions published between 1939 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophical writings; selections by Philo ( Book )
12 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in 3 languages and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les antiquités bibliques by Philo ( Book )
12 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philonis Alexandrini De animalibus by Philo ( Book )
12 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philo. Supplement II. Questions and answers on Exodus by Philo ( Book )
3 editions published between 1953 and 1961 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La migration d'Abraham by Philo ( Book )
18 editions published in 1957 in 5 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the creation of the cosmos according to Moses by Philo ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philonis Alexandrini opera quae supersunt by Philo ( Book )
43 editions published between 1896 and 1962 in 3 languages and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
About the contemplative life, or, the fourth book of the treatise Concerning virtues by Philo ( Book )
12 editions published between 1895 and 1987 in 5 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'ancienne version latine des Questions sur la Genèse de Philon d'Alexandrie by Philo ( Book )
20 editions published in 1973 in 5 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philonis Alexandrini Opera qvæ svpersvnt: by Philo ( Book )
10 editions published between 1896 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Pseudo-Philo

Alexandria, Philo of
Filò d'Alexandria
Filon
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Филон Александрийский
היהודי, פילון.
פילון
פילון, האלכסנדרוני
פילון, היהודי
פילון, מאלכסנדריה
بطليموس، الإسكندري
بطليموس القلوذي
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