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Philo Of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretation, 1.96


nanOn which account, when he is driven out of Paradise, Moses repeats the same names; for he says, "And the Lord God sent him forth out of the Paradise of happiness, to till the ground from which he had been Taken." That, since the Lord had laid his commands on him as his Master, and God as his Benefactor, he might now, in both these characters, chastise him for having disobeyed them; for thus, by the same power by which he had exhorted him does he also banish him, now that he is disobedient. XXXI.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 3.9, 3.23-3.24 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3.9. וַיִּקְרָא יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶל־הָאָדָם וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ אַיֶּכָּה׃ 3.23. וַיְשַׁלְּחֵהוּ יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים מִגַּן־עֵדֶן לַעֲבֹד אֶת־הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר לֻקַּח מִשָּׁם׃ 3.24. וַיְגָרֶשׁ אֶת־הָאָדָם וַיַּשְׁכֵּן מִקֶּדֶם לְגַן־עֵדֶן אֶת־הַכְּרֻבִים וְאֵת לַהַט הַחֶרֶב הַמִּתְהַפֶּכֶת לִשְׁמֹר אֶת־דֶּרֶךְ עֵץ הַחַיִּים׃ 3.9. And the LORD God called unto the man, and said unto him: ‘Where art thou?’" 3.23. Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken." 3.24. So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the garden of Eden the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way to the tree of life."
2. Philo of Alexandria, On The Cherubim, 10, 12, 2-3, 1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1. And God cast out Adam, and placed him opposite the paradise of happiness; and he placed there On the Cherubim and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of Life. In this place Moses uses the expression, "He cast out," but previously he said, "He sent out," not using the various expressions at random, but being well aware with reference to what parts he was employing them with propriety and felicity. 1. I have in my former treatises set forth the lives of Moses and the other wise men down to his time, whom the sacred scriptures point out as the founders and leaders of our nation, and as its unwritten laws; I will now, as seems pointed out by the natural order of my subject, proceed to describe accurately the character of those laws which are recorded in writing, not omitting any allegorical meaning which may perchance be concealed beneath the plain language, from that natural love of more recondite and laborious knowledge which is accustomed to seek for what is obscure before, and in preference to, what is evident.
3. Philo of Alexandria, On The Preliminary Studies, 171 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

171. Who, then, is so impious as to conceive that God is one who afflicts, and who brings that most pitiable death of hunger upon those who are not able to live without food? For God is good, and the cause of good things, bounteous, the saviour, the supporter, the giver of wealth, the giver of great gifts, driving out wickedness from the sacred boundaries; for thus did he drive out the burdens of the earth, Adam and Cain, from paradise.
4. Philo of Alexandria, On The Creation of The World, 155 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

155. Therefore, having laid down these to be boundaries as it were in the soul, God then, like a judge, began to consider to which side men would be most inclined by nature. And when he saw that the disposition of man had a tendency to wickedness, and was but little inclined to holiness or piety, by which qualities an immortal life is secured, he drove them forth as was very natural, and banished him from paradise; giving no hope of any subsequent restoration to his soul which had sinned in such a desperate and irremediable manner. Since even the opportunity of deceit was blameable in no slight degree, which I must not pass over in this place.
5. Philo of Alexandria, On Planting, 39, 46, 38 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Philo of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretation, 3.1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
archangel Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
aristobulus Taylor and Hay, Philo of Alexandria: On the Contemplative Life: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2020) 268
banishment Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
cain Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
caligula (roman emperor) Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
eden Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
education Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
entrance Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
exile Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
expulsion, adam, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
expulsion, eve, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
fate, ill-fated Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
god, face of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
historiography, roman Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
homer Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
moses Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
paradise, traveling (journey or foray) to/from Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
philo judaeus Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
plato Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
prayers, moses, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
regions, paradise, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
restoration Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
sarah Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
septuagint Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
virtue Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389; Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
wealth/prosperity' Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389
wickedness Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 184
zeno of citium Gorman, Gorman, Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek Literature (2014) 389