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Philo of Alexandria: A Thinker in the Jewish Diaspora (Mireille Hadas-Lebel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2012) 9789004209480
Philo of Alexandria: A Thinker in the Jewish Diaspora (Mireille Hadas-Lebel) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2012) 9789004209480
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Title: Philo of Alexandria: A Thinker in the Jewish Diaspora

Author: Hadas-Lebel, Mireille

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004209480

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

List Price in Cloth: $140.00 Our price: $118.99

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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'sembattled 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.
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