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Philo Of Alexandria, On Dreams, 1.158


nanBut let no one who hears that he was firmly planted thus suppose that any thing at all assists God, so as to enable him to stand firmly, but let him rather consider this fact that what is here indicated is equivalent to the assertion that the firmest position, and the bulwark, and the strength, and the steadiness of everything is the immoveable God, who stamps the character of immobility on whatever he pleases; for, in consequence of his supporting and consolidating things, those which he does combine remain firm and indestructible.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 6.8, 11.18, 18.9 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

6.8. וּקְשַׁרְתָּם לְאוֹת עַל־יָדֶךָ וְהָיוּ לְטֹטָפֹת בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ׃ 11.18. וְשַׂמְתֶּם אֶת־דְּבָרַי אֵלֶּה עַל־לְבַבְכֶם וְעַל־נַפְשְׁכֶם וּקְשַׁרְתֶּם אֹתָם לְאוֹת עַל־יֶדְכֶם וְהָיוּ לְטוֹטָפֹת בֵּין עֵינֵיכֶם׃ 18.9. כִּי אַתָּה בָּא אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר־יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ לֹא־תִלְמַד לַעֲשׂוֹת כְּתוֹעֲבֹת הַגּוֹיִם הָהֵם׃ 6.8. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes." 11.18. Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul; and ye shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes." 18.9. When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations."
2. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 13.16 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

13.16. וְהָיָה לְאוֹת עַל־יָדְכָה וּלְטוֹטָפֹת בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ כִּי בְּחֹזֶק יָד הוֹצִיאָנוּ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרָיִם׃ 13.16. And it shall be for a sign upon thy hand, and for frontlets between your eyes; for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt.’"
3. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 28.13 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

28.13. וְהִנֵּה יְהוָה נִצָּב עָלָיו וַיֹּאמַר אֲנִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אַבְרָהָם אָבִיךָ וֵאלֹהֵי יִצְחָק הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה שֹׁכֵב עָלֶיהָ לְךָ אֶתְּנֶנָּה וּלְזַרְעֶךָ׃ 28.13. And, behold, the LORD stood beside him, and said: ‘I am the LORD, the God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed."
4. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 95.10 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

95.10. For forty years was I wearied with that generation, And said: It is a people that do err in their heart, And they have not known My ways;"
5. Philo of Alexandria, On Dreams, 1.159, 2.3 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1.159. Therefore he who stands upon the ladder of heaven says to him who is beholding the dream, "I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac; be not Afraid." This oracle and this vision were also the firmest support of the soul devoted to the practice of virtue, inasmuch as it taught it that the Lord and God of the universe is both these things also to his own race, being entitled both the Lord and God of all men, and of his grandfathers and ancestors, and being called by both names in order that the whole world and the man devoted to virtue might have the same inheritance; since it is also said, "The Lord himself is his Inheritance." XXVI. 2.3. and for this reason the interpreter of the sacred will very plainly and clearly speaks of dreams, indicating by this expression the visions which appear according to the first species, as if God, by means of dreams, gave suggestions which were equivalent to distinct and precise oracles. of the visions according to the second species he speaks neither very clearly nor very obscurely; an instance of which is afforded by the vision which was exhibited of the ladder reaching up to heaven; for this version was an enigmatical one; nevertheless, the meaning was not hidden from those who were able to see with any great acuteness.
6. Philo of Alexandria, On The Life of Moses, 2.14, 2.124 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

2.14. But the enactments of this lawgiver are firm, not shaken by commotions, not liable to alteration, but stamped as it were with the seal of nature herself, and they remain firm and lasting from the day on which they were first promulgated to the present one, and there may well be a hope that they will remain to all future time, as being immortal, as long as the sun and the moon, and the whole heaven and the whole world shall endure. 2.124. Then the twelve stones on the breast, which are not like one another in colour, and which are divided into four rows of three stones in each, what else can they be emblems of, except of the circle of the zodiac? For that also is divided into four parts, each consisting of three animals, by which divisions it makes up the seasons of the year, spring, summer, autumn, and winter, distinguishing the four changes, the two solstices, and the two equinoxes, each of which has its limit of three signs of this zodiac, by the revolutions of the sun, according to that unchangeable, and most lasting, and really divine ratio which exists in numbers;
7. Anon., The Life of Adam And Eve, 19.2, 22.4, 39.2 (1st cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

8. Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, 1.405 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.405. where is a top of a mountain that is raised to an immense height, and at its side, beneath, or at its bottom, a dark cave opens itself; within which there is a horrible precipice, that descends abruptly to a vast depth; it contains a mighty quantity of water, which is immovable; and when anybody lets down anything to measure the depth of the earth beneath the water, no length of cord is sufficient to reach it.
9. New Testament, 1 Timothy, 5.21 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5.21. I charge you in the sight of God, and Christ Jesus, and the elect angels, that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing by partiality.
10. New Testament, Acts, 27.41 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

27.41. But coming to a place where two seas met, they ran the vessel aground. The bow struck and remained immovable, but the stern began to break up by the violence of the waves.
11. New Testament, Hebrews, 12.28 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

12.28. Therefore, receiving a kingdom that can't be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may offer service well pleasing to God, with reverence and awe
12. Anon., Odes of Solomon, 4.8 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
archangel Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
aristotle Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
bréhier, é. Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
cherubim Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
cleomedes Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
confession, eve, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
cosmos Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
dream Dobroruka, Second Temple Pseudepigraphy: A Cross-cultural Comparison of Apocalyptic Texts and Related Jewish Literature (2014) 115
fast, fasting Dobroruka, Second Temple Pseudepigraphy: A Cross-cultural Comparison of Apocalyptic Texts and Related Jewish Literature (2014) 115
figures of speech, tricolon Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
god, authoritative one, as Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
god, everlasting Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
god, presence of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
god, ungenerated Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
grace Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
hands, signs, and Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
heaven Dobroruka, Second Temple Pseudepigraphy: A Cross-cultural Comparison of Apocalyptic Texts and Related Jewish Literature (2014) 115
jerusalem Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
jesus Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
kingdom Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
logos of god Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
michael Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
moses Dobroruka, Second Temple Pseudepigraphy: A Cross-cultural Comparison of Apocalyptic Texts and Related Jewish Literature (2014) 115; Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
oath, eve, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
oath Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
parmenides Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
paul Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
plutarch Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
sage/wise person, void Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
sun Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
symbolic interpretation Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
throne, god, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
throne Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
tree, life, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
vision Dobroruka, Second Temple Pseudepigraphy: A Cross-cultural Comparison of Apocalyptic Texts and Related Jewish Literature (2014) 115
void' Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102
wisdom Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 795
xenophanes Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 102