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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.