Re: [neoplatonism] Philon of Alexandria - Online texts
- View SourceGreetings,
Quite a bit of scholarship has been done on this topic. Robert Berchman, _From Philo to Origen: Middle Platonism in Transition_ (1984). David Ivan Rankin, _From Clement to Origen: The Social and Historical Context of the Church Fathers_ (2006). Also, several books and articles by Van den Hoek, and David T. Runia. There is much more, of course; perhaps some list-members have more suggestions. The various volumes of _Origeniana_ contain articles that may be helpful to you as well.
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Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2007 3:32 AM
Subject: [neoplatonism] Philon of Alexandria - Online texts
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
if someone uses BibleWorks 7.0 (TM), he gets the greek text of Philo's
Opera Omnia in the Version of Cohn, the international standard version.
This is remarquable because Philo is considered a allegoric exegetic. I
think there is a reason. Philon connected the narrow concepts of jewish
Wisdom with Platonic knowledge of the One, the Unwritten Doctrine. If
someone reads the Tora, he will automatically directed towards the One.
If Plotin uses the Beauty (Enn 1.6) Philo Uses the Faith to God. All in
all you can say that Philo is a real pre-decessor of Plotin. The only
Problem is to reconstruct the way of tradition from Philo to Plotin. I
think there are two key persons pathing the way, Clemens Alexandrinus
and Ammonios Sakkas the teacher of both Origen and Plotin.
With this thesis I want to open a new discussion.
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