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Philo of Alexandria

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Works: 1,902 works in 5,022 publications in 9 languages and 89,469 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Commentaries  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Other, Singer, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Conductor, Creator, Contributor, Dubious author
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The contemplative life ; The giants ; and, Selections by Philo( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Philo : complete and unabridged by Philo( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 639 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
Philo, with an English translation by Philo( Book )

5 editions published in 1929 in English and French and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philonis Alexandrini Legatio ad Gaium by Philo( Book )

29 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in 5 languages and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo by Philo( Book )

57 editions published between 1929 and 1991 in 5 languages and held by 352 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 works of Philo Judaeus, the contemporary of Josephus by Philo( Book )

20 editions published between 1854 and 2006 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1953 and 1979 in English and Multiple languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo. Supplement II. Questions and answers on Exodus by Philo( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 254 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 In Flaccum by Philo( Book )

17 editions published between 1939 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophical writings : selections by Philo( Book )

14 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and German and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Jewish philosophers by Filon( Book )

25 editions published between 1960 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philonis Alexandrini De animalibus by Philo( Book )

8 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La migration d'Abraham by Philo( Book )

9 editions published in 1957 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les antiquités bibliques by Philo( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On virtues by Philo( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1645 and 1992 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo of Alexandria, On cultivation by Philo( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 105 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
Philo of Alexandria's exposition of the Tenth Commandment by Philo( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 65 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's Flaccus : the first pogrom : introduction, translation, and commentary by Pieter Willem van der Horst( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work contains an introduction to Philo's "In Flaccum" in which matters of genre, historical background, and textual evidence are discussed. The main part of the work is a detailed philological and historical commentary on Philo's text
 
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The contemplative life ; The giants ; and, Selections
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Alexandria, Philo of

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The works of Philo : complete and unabridgedPhiloThe works of Philo Judaeus, the contemporary of JosephusPhilo. Supplement I. Questions and answers on GenesisPhilo. Supplement II. Questions and answers on ExodusOn the creation of the cosmos according to MosesThree Jewish philosophersOn virtuesPhilo's Flaccus : the first pogrom : introduction, translation, and commentary