The Works of Philo (Volume 3 of 4) (Google eBook)

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Digireads.com Publishing, Jan 1, 2011 - Religion
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Philo, known also as Philo of Alexandria, Philo Judaeus, and Philo the Jew, among other names, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria from 20 BC to 50 CE. Philo's works are most known for being allegorical interpretations of the Scriptures, fusing Jewish thought to Stoic philosophy. Although not widely accepted in his time, his vast collection of works had a powerful influence on early Christian theology and especially on later Christian writers like Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Saint Jerome and Athenagorus. Despite being a devout Jew, some saw in Philo a cryptic Christian. This is the third of four volumes of "The Works of Philo," and contains many of his cosmogenic, historical and political works like "On the Life of Moses," "On Monarchy," "On Justice," "On Rewards and Punishments," and "To Prove that Every Man who is Virtuous is Also Free."
  

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Awesome resource!

User Review  - bvranicar3 - Christianbook.com

The works of Philo is a great resource for understanding one perspective on Jewish culture, history, and theology at the time of Jesus. Alongside other sources like Josephus, the Mishnah, the Talmud ... Read full review

Extra-Biblical Evidence for the Faith.

User Review  - Rev Robert West - Christianbook.com

In this age of extreme historical scepticism it is good to have the writings of an opponent of Christianity whose writings in some way corroborate the truth-claims of the early Christians, as the ... Read full review

Contents

ON THE LIFE OF MOSES THAT IS TO SAY ON THE THEOLOGY
5
CONCERNING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS WHICH ARE THE HEADS
85
ON CIRCUMCISION p
108
ON THE QUESTION WHAT THE REWARDS AND HONOURS
125
ON THOSE WHO OFFER SACRIFICE p
140
ON THE COMMANDMENT THAT THE WAGES OF A HARLOT ARE
152
A TREATISE ON THE NUMBER SEVEN p
161
ON THE FESTIVAL OF THE BASKET OF FIRSTFRUITS p
178
ON THOSE SPECIAL LAWS WHICH ARE CONTAINED UNDER
214
ON JUSTICE p
234
ON THREE VIRTUES THAT IS TO SAY ON COURAGE HUMANITY
248
ON REWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS p
274
ON CURSES p
291
ON NOBILITY p
298
TO PROVE THAT EVERY MAN WHO IS VIRTUOUS IS ALSO FREE
304
Copyright

ON THOSE SPECIAL LAWS WHICH ARE REFERRIBLE TO
185

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