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Philo of Alexandria was a Jewish philosopher who lived in Roman-ruled Egypt. When the Jews of Alexandria were ordered to defy their beliefs and worship Gaius Julius Caesar, also known as Caligula, they sent Philo to plead their case to the emperor. Philo’s writings provide an account of the atrocities the Jews faced for their refusal to glorify a man as a god. They were dragged to death, burned alive with their families, slaughtered in their homes, and even crucified. Well versed in Greek and Jewish learning, Philo integrated biblical teachings with Greek philosophy, giving rise to an influential approach to Scripture. The ideas that emerged impacted both Christian and Jewish religious thought.

Complete and unabridged, this updated version of The Works of Philo is the most complete one-volume edition of the writings of Philo. Here in translation by the eminent classicist, C. D. Yonge, this edition provides easy access to writing crucial for historians and students of Hellenistic Judaism and early Christianity.

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  • Title: The Works of Philo
  • Authors: C. D. Yonge, Philo of Alexandria
  • Publisher: Hendrickson
  • Print Publication Date: 1995
  • Logos Release Date: 2001
  • Pages: 924
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Judaism › Early works to 1900; Philosophy, Ancient; Philosophy, Jewish › Early works to 1800
  • Resource ID: LLS:6.40.3
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.ancient-manuscript.translation
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T15:38:25Z

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Charles Duke Yonge (1812–1891) was an English historian and classicist. Educated at Oxford, he became regius professor of modern history at Queen’s College, Belfast. He is the author of a number of historical works, and also translated several classical works.

About Philo of Alexandria

Philo of Alexandria (c. 20 BC–AD 50) was a Jewish philosopher who lived in Roman-ruled Egypt. He was educated in Hellenistic, Roman, and Ancient Egyptian culture and Judaic tradition. Philo recorded the atrocities committed against the Jews, largely by the Roman governor, Flaccus. His theological and philosophical writings used allegorical exegesis to unite Greek Stoic philosophy with Jewish philosophy. His works impacted Christian Church Fathers more than Judaism.


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  1. ken jacobsen

    ken jacobsen


    Philo is an essential read for anyone who wants a better understanding of the Logos theology of the book of John. Unfortunately, this is an outdated and cumbersome translation full of contrived "thou didst"s, outdated, century old English, and questionable translation. Please, Logos, get us one of the many better translations than this one of a book this important.

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    Dave Crosby


    Classic must have!

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