Philo


Philo
A contemporary of Jesus and Paul (20 BCEc.50 CE). Though a prolific writer in Alexandria, Philo shows no knowledge of Christianity. He was an apologist for Judaism in a rich Hellenistic culture and his aim was to combine a non-rabbinic Judaism, often using allegory, with Platonic philosophy. He held that a universally valid ‘natural law’ had been given on Mount Sinai which had found an echo in Greek philosophers. His use of the Logos [[➝ logos]] concept is reminiscent of the gospel of John, and there may also be affinities between Philo's thought and ideas in the epistle to the Hebrews. Later Christian theologians in Alexandria (Clement and Origen) were more clearly influenced by Philo.

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  • Philo — PHILO …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • philo — philo …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Philo — (20 BC 50 AD), known also as Philo of Alexandria (gr. Φίλων ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς), Philo Judaeus, Philo Judaeus of Alexandria, Yedidia and Philo the Jew, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt. Philo used allegory to fuse and… …   Wikipedia

  • philo — [ filo ] n. f. • 1888; abrév. de philosophie ♦ Fam. Philosophie. Élève, prof de philo. Dissertation de philo. ● philo nom féminin Familier. Philosophie (classe et discipline d études). ⇒PHILO, subst. fém. [Corresp. à philosophie1 I A 2 a ] Lang.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Philo — bzw. griechisch Philon ist der Name mehrerer Persönlichkeiten des antiken Griechenlands: Philo(n) der Ältere, 2. Jahrhundert v. Chr., jüdisch hellenistischer Dichter Philo(n) von Alexandria, jüdisch hellenistischer Philosoph und Theologe (* 15–10 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PHILO — (The Elder), author of a Greek epic entitled On Jerusalem. He is sometimes identified with the Philo the Elder mentioned by Josephus (Contra Apionem 1:218) and Clemens of Alexandria (Stromata, 1:141, 3). If so, his presumed date can be… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Philo — Philo, OH U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 769 Housing Units (2000): 313 Land area (2000): 0.418436 sq. miles (1.083744 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.418436 sq. miles (1.083744 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Philo — [fī′lō] PHILO JUDAEUS * * * (as used in expressions) Farnsworth Philo Taylor Philo Judaeus Philo of Alexandria * * * …   Universalium

  • Philo, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 1314 Housing Units (2000): 492 Land area (2000): 0.762437 sq. miles (1.974702 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.762437 sq. miles (1.974702 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Philo, OH — U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 769 Housing Units (2000): 313 Land area (2000): 0.418436 sq. miles (1.083744 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.418436 sq. miles (1.083744 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Philo- — A combining form from Gr. fi los loving, fond of, attached to; as, philosophy, philotechnic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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