Philo, Judaeus (c. 20 BCE-c. 50 CE)
philosopher and leading figure in the Jewish community of Alexandria.
He was a prolific writer who synthesized Greek thought and Jewish faith
through his allegorical interpretation of the Pentateuch, the ancient Greek
translation of the first five books of the Hebrew Scriptures (what Christians
would later call the Old Testament). His
interpretive aims and methods influenced medieval Jewish, Islamic, and Latin
by: Marty Maddox/CTNS
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