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Author Hadas-Lebel, Mireille.

Title Philo of Alexandria : a thinker in the Jewish diaspora / by Mireille Hadas-Lebel ; translated by Robyn Frechet
Published Boston : Brill, 2012
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Series Studies in Philo of Alexandria ; 7
Studies in Philo of Alexandria ; 7
Summary Philo (20BCE?-45CE?) is the most illustrious son of Alexandrian Jewry and the first major scholar to combine a deep Jewish learning with Greek philosophy. His unique allegorical exegesis of the Greek Bible was to have a profound influence on the early fathers of the Church. Philo was, above all, a philosopher, but he was also intensely practical in his defence of the Jewish faith and law in general, and that of Alexandria's embattled Jewish community in particular. A famous example was his leadership of a perilous mission to plead the community's cause to Emperor Caligula. This monograph provides a guide to Philo's life, his thought and his action, as well as his continuing influence on theological and philosophical thought
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Philo, of Alexandria.
Judaism and philosophy.
Alexandria (Egypt) -- Civilization.
Form Electronic book
Author Fr├ęchet, Robyn, translator
ISBN 9004232370 (electronic bk.)
9789004232372 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Philon d'Alexandrie. English