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Philo of Alexandria and the Hellenistic Theology by G. R. S. Mead

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Philo Of Alexandria And The Hellenistic Theology by G. R. S. Mead (Author) ISBN Philo of Alexandria, also known as Philo Judaeus or Philo the Jew, is the most significant representative of Hellenistic Judaism, the ancient movement of Jewish thought and literature written in the Greek language. He was born around 15 BCE and died sometime after 41 CE. All his life he was resident in the Hellenized metropolis of Alexandria. Philo Judaeus, also called Philo of Alexandria, (born 15–10 bce, Alexandria—died 45–50 ce, Alexandria), Greek-speaking Jewish philosopher, the most important representative of Hellenistic writings provide the clearest view of this development of Judaism in the the first to attempt to synthesize revealed faith and philosophic reason, he occupies a unique position. PHILO OF ALEXANDRIA and the Beginnings of Christian Thought * David T. Runia 1. Introduction 2. Augustine and Philo 3. Jerome and Philo's place in the Christian tradition 4. A final preliminary observation 5. Philo's influence on the Christian tradition 6. Why the choice for Platonism? 7. Back to Augustine and Philo 8.

  He is the best example of how intellectual Jews of the Dispersion, isolated from Palestine and their native culture, allowed Hellenistic influences to shape their theology and philosophy. 18 Philo has become famous for his use of the term logos. 19 It is impossible, however, to find any clear or consistent use of the word in his many writings. The work of Philo of Alexandria (also called Philo Judaeus) is the most prominent and philosophically accomplished example of the Jewish-Hellenistic syncretism that flourished at Alexandria beginning at least as early as the translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek (the Septuagint), during the reign of Ptolemy II Philedelphus ( B.C.). 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. The Author of Hebrews, Philo and The Doctrine of the Logos - by Dr. C. Matthew McMahon Apologetics - A Reasoned Defense of the Christian Faith Today, many Christians are turning back to the puritans to, “walk in the old paths,” of God’s word, and to continue to proclaim old truth that glorifies Jesus Christ.

  Question: "Who was Philo of Alexandria?" Answer: Philo of Alexandria, sometimes known as Philo Judaeus, was a first-century philosopher who was born sometime between 15–30 BC in Alexandria, Egypt. A member of the Jewish Diaspora, he was raised with a Jewish and Greek education, giving him an impressive status in a non-Jewish city like Alexandria.   “In his study of Philo Mr. Bentwich has done good service by demonstrating this characteristically Jewish combination of qualities in the spirit of the great Alexandrine, and by vindicating the claim of Philo to rank among the great teachers of Judaism.” -The Jewish Review “Philo, the chief light of Hellenistic Judaism, by a strange fate was rejected and forgotten by his own people. The philosopher Philo was born about 20 BCE to a prominent Jewish family in Alexandria, the chief home of the Jewish Diaspora as well as the chief center of Hellenistic culture; he was trained in Greek as well as Jewish learning. In attempting to reconcile biblical teachings with Greek philosophy he developed ideas that had wide influence on Christian and Jewish religious Loeb. The writings of Philo Judaeus, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, between approximately 20 B.C. and A.D. 40, provide a fascinating glimpse into the world of Jesus and the Apostles. In fact, Philo’s works are a goldmine of information on Jewish exegetical methods, the worldview of the apostles, and theological matters of great importance for.