The Alexandrian Philo Judaeus / The Message of Philo Judaeus; The Platonizing Hebraist's Complete Message. A Systematic Outline with Sufficient Detail to Furnish Quotations. Kenneth Sylvan Launfal GUTHRIE.

The Alexandrian Philo Judaeus / The Message of Philo Judaeus; The Platonizing Hebraist's Complete Message. A Systematic Outline with Sufficient Detail to Furnish Quotations

Kila MT: Kessinger, ND [ 1992 ]. Reprint. Softcover. Quarto. 96pp, Green printed wrappers lettered in black. A cheaply produced reprint of this work of this study by the great Classics scholar, Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie. Philo Judaeus (Approx 20 BC - 40 AD), also known as Philo of Alexandria - a Hellenized Jewish philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt. Philo's philosophy apparently blended the wisdom of Greece, with that of the Jews. Curiously his works were apparently well received by the early Christians, whose asceticism he lauded. "Philo belonged to the most distinguished Jewish family of Alexandria, and according to Jerome and Photius, the ancient authorities for his life, was of the priestly rank; his brother Alexander Lysimachus was not only the governor of the Jewish community, but also the alabarch, i.e., ruler of the whole Delta reigion, and enjoyed the confidence of Mark Antony, who appointed him guardian of his second daughter Antonia, the mother of Germanicus and the Roman emperor Claudius. Born in an atmosphere of power and affluence, Philo, who might have consorted with princes, devoted himself from the first with all his soul to a life of contemplation; like a Palestinian rabbi he regarded as man's highest duty the study of the law and the knowledge of God. This is the way in which he understood the philosopher's life: man's true function is to know God, and to make God known: he can know God only through His revelation, and he can comprehend that revelation only by continued study." (Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria, Norman Bentwich, p. 46). An excellent study copy. Covers lightly rubbed - else a tight, clean VG+ copy. Item #64454
ISBN: 1564590305

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