By Mireille Hadas-Lebel

Philo (20BCE?-45CE?) is the main illustrious son of Alexandrian Jewry and the 1st significant pupil to mix a deep Jewish studying with Greek philosophy. His certain allegorical exegesis of the Greek Bible was once to have a profound effect at the early fathers of the Church. Philo was once, especially, a thinker, yet he was once additionally intensely sensible in his defence of the Jewish religion and legislation as a rule, and that of Alexandria's embattled Jewish group specifically. A well-known instance used to be his management of a deadly undertaking to plead the community's reason to Emperor Caligula. This monograph offers a consultant to Philo's lifestyles, his proposal and his motion, in addition to his carrying on with impact on theological and philosophical inspiration.

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