- Hardcover: 944 pages
- Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers Inc; Revised edition edition (Oct. 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0943575931
- ISBN-13: 978-0943575933
- Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.3 x 4.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Works of Philo: Complete and Unabridged, New Updated Edition Hardcover – Oct 1993
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C. D. Yonge (1812-1892), a noted classicist and author of more than thirty-five works, studied classics at St. Mary Hall, Oxford. A professor of modern history and English literature at Queen's College, Belfast, from 1866 until the time of his death, Yonge also compiled a Greek-English lexicon. The present translation of the works of Philo first appeared in 1854-1855 in 4 volumes in Bohn's Ecclesiastical Library.
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Considering that this is the complete works, this book is physically very manageable and the fount is easy to read and not too small. It has 897 pages of text plus a Subject Index, scripture Index and a section of maps.
Philo of Alexandria lived from about 20 BCE to 50 CE and was an important Jewish writer, but he is not as well known as his younger contemporary Josephus. Philo was a devout Jew who was heavily influenced by Greek philosophy, notably Platonism. Many of his writings are biblical paraphrases, such as "On Abraham" and "On the Life of Moses". There are more philosophical works such as "On the Eternity of the World" and "On Virtues" but there are also more varied writings, for example "On Drunkenness", "On Sobriety", "On Dreams" and "On the Embassy to Gaius", where Gaius is beater known to us as Caligula.
He is often read as part of New Testament studies as he offers an independent view of Judaism in the Greek world at a time when the New Testament documents were being written by Jews in Greek in the same Hellenistic world of the eastern Mediterranean.
Hard back. But not too heavy, good paper.
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I choose this rate because it is my first book about the bible explained from someone who was actually there. I haven't finished reading it yet so I can't tell you that much yet.Published on 27 Oct. 2013 by Mikel reid
I thought Philo would have been written like any other novel out there in the shops. This is written just like the bible, I was so disappointed!Published on 11 Aug. 2013 by Michael Taylor
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