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The Works - Philo

The Works

By: Philo, Philo Judaeus, David M. Scholer (Foreword by), C.D. Yonge (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 1991
ISBN: 9780943575933
Number Of Pages: 944
For Ages: 21+ years old

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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, 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.

Publisher's Preface
Foreword: An Introduction to Philo
Preface to the Original Edition
On the Creation (De Opificio Mundi)p. 3
Allegorical Interpretation, I (Legum Allegoriae, I)p. 25
Allegorical Interpretation, II (Legum Allegoriae, II)p. 38
Allegorical Interpretation, III (Legum Allegoriae, III)p. 50
On the Cherubim (De Cherubim)p. 80
On the Birth of Abel and the Sacrifices Offered by Him and by His Brother Cain (De Sacrificiis Abelis et Cain)p. 94
That the Worse Is Wont to Attack the Better (Quod Deterius Potiori Insidiari Soleat)p. 112
On the Posterity of Cain and His Exile (De Posteritate Caini)p. 132
On the Giants (De Gigantibus)p. 152
On the Unchangeableness of God (Quod Deus Immutabilis Sit)p. 158
On Husbandry (De Agricultura)p. 174
Concerning Noah's Work as a Planter (De Plantatione)p. 191
On Drunkenness (De Ebrietate)p. 207
On the Prayers and Curses Uttered by Noah When He Became Sober (De Sobrietate)p. 227
On the Confusion of Tongues (De Cofusione Linguarum)p. 234
On the Migration of Abraham (De Migratione Abrahami)p. 253
Who Is the Heir of Divine Things (Quis Rerum Divinarum Heres)p. 276
On Mating with the Preliminary Studies (De Congressu Quaerendae Eruditionis Studies)p. 304
On Flight and Finding (De Fuga et Inventione)p. 321
On the Change of Names (De Mutatione Nominum)p. 341
On Dreams, That They Are God-Sent (Quod a Deo Mittantur Somnia or De Somniis)p. 365
On Abraham (De Abrahamo)p. 411
On Joseph (De Iosepho)p. 435
On the Life of Moses, I (De Vita Mosis, I)p. 459
On the Life of Moses, II (De Vita Mosis, II)p. 491
The Decalogue (De Decalogo)p. 518
The Special Laws, I (De Specialibus Legibus, I)p. 534
The Special Laws, II (De Specialibus Legibus, II)p. 568
The Special Laws, III (De Specialibus Legibus, III)p. 594
The Special Laws, IV (De Specialibus Legibus, IV)p. 616
On the Virtues (De Virtutibus)p. 640
On Rewards and Punishments (De Praemiis et Poenis)p. 664
Every Good Man Is Free (Quod Omnis Probus Liber Sit)p. 682
On the Contemplative Life or Suppliants (De Vita Contemplativa)p. 698
On the Eternity of the World (De Aeternitate Mundi)p. 707
Flaccus (In Flaccum)p. 725
Hypothetica: Apology for the Jews (Apologia Pro Iudaeis)p. 742
On Providence: Fragment I (De Providentia, I)p. 747
On Providence: Fragment II (De Providentia, II)p. 748
On the Embassy to Gaius: The First Part of the Treatise on Virtues (De Virtutibus Prima Pars. Quod Est De Legatione Ad Gaium)p. 757
Questions and Answers on Genesis, I (Quaestiones et Solutiones in Genesin, I)p. 791
Questions and Answers on Genesis, II (Quaestiones et Solutiones in Genesin, II)p. 814
Questions and Answers on Genesis, III (Quaestiones et Solutiones in Genesin, III)p. 841
Appendix 1: Concerning the Worldp. 867
Appendix 2: Fragmentsp. 880
Subject Indexp. 901
Index of Old Testament Scriptures Cited in Notesp. 913
Mapsp. 919
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ISBN: 9780943575933
ISBN-10: 0943575931
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 21+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 944
Published: 1st October 1991
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.26  x 4.57
Weight (kg): 1.45
Edition Type: Revised

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