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Philo (c. 20 BC - AD 40) - also known as Philo of Alexandria and as Philo Judeaus, was a Jewish religious instructor and philosopher born in Alexandria , Egypt . Biographical details concerning him are found in his own works and in the works of Josephus (Antiquities xviii. 8). His brother, Alexander, may be mentioned in Acts 4:6. The Works of Philo provide first-hand information of Jewish religious practices, customs, and beliefs mentioned in the Gospels and the book of Hebrews. His works contain references to the Son of God, The Word, sheep with no shepherd, fishermen letting down their nets, the rich man and his treasure, the woman taken in adultery, rising up in the air to be with the Lord forever, being tested like gold by the fire. Philo provides details of Roman scourgings and crucifixions of Jewish religious leaders in Egypt that occurred at approximately the same time period as the crucifixion of Jesus.

Links to the works of Philo:

On the Creation On the Migration of Abraham On the Virtues
Allegorical Interpretation, I Who is the Heir of Divine Things? On Rewards and Punishments
Allegorical Interpretation, II On Mating Every Good Man is Free
Allegorical Interpretation, III On Flight and Finding On the Contemplative Life
On the Cherubim On the Change of Names On the Eternity of the World
On the Birth of Abel On Dreams Flaccus
Worse is Wont to Attack Better On Abraham Hypothetica: Apology for the Jews
On the Posterity of Cain and His Exile On Joseph On Providence: Fragment I
On the Giants On the Life of Moses, I On Providence: Fragment II
On the Unchangableness of God On the Life of Moses, II On the Embassy to Gaius
On Husbandry The Decalogue Questions and Answers on Genesis, I
Concerning Noah's Work as a Planter The Special Laws, I Questions and Answers on Genesis, II
On Drunkenness The Special Laws, II Questions and Answers on Genesis, III
On the Confusion of Tongues The Special Laws, III Appendix 1: Concerning the World
On the Cherubim: of Cain and His Birth - Part 2 The Special Laws, IV Appendix 2: Fragments

On the Prayers and Curses of Noah (On Sobriety)

 

 

 

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