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The Works of Philo

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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, ...more
Hardcover, updated, unabridged, 863 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Hendrickson Publishers
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A good way to understand and get a feel for life in Rome in approximately 30-50 AD.
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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.
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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
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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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Philo (20 B.C.–50 A.D.), known also as Philo of Alexandria (Greek: Φίλων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Hebrew: ידידיה הכהן Yedidia Hacohen), Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia, "Philon", and Philo the Jew, was a Hellenistic Jewish Biblical philosopher born in Alexandria.

Philo used philosophical allegory to attempt to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy with Jewish philosophy. His method followed
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