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Philo Judaeus

(Lat. “the Jew”; Philo of Alexandria; ca. 20/30 BC to ca. 50 AD). Hellenistic Jewish philos. of Alexandria; tried to fuse Judaism and Gk. thought by showing that the latter was contained in the OT; regarded this world as imperfect; held that God's contact with it was through the Logos; by allegory he transforms OT persons and events into abstractions. See also Therapeutae.

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