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Philo Of Alexandria, On Dreams, 2.34-2.35


nanSimeon is an emblem of learning, for his name being interpreted means, "listening." Levi is a symbol of virtuous energies and actions, and of holy ministrations. Judas is an emblem of songs and hymns addressed to God. Issachar, of wages which are given for good work; but perhaps the works themselves are their own perfect reward. Zabulon is a symbol of light, since his name means the departure of night; and when the night departs and leaves us, then of necessity light arises.


nanDan is a symbol of the distinction between, and division of, different things. Gad is an emblem of the invasion of pirates, and of a counter attack made upon them. Asser is a symbol of natural wealth, for his name being interpreted, signifies "a calling blessed," since wealth is accounted a blessed possession.


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

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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 33.12-33.17, 33.19, 33.21 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

33.12. לְבִנְיָמִן אָמַר יְדִיד יְהֹוָה יִשְׁכֹּן לָבֶטַח עָלָיו חֹפֵף עָלָיו כָּל־הַיּוֹם וּבֵין כְּתֵיפָיו שָׁכֵן׃ 33.13. וּלְיוֹסֵף אָמַר מְבֹרֶכֶת יְהֹוָה אַרְצוֹ מִמֶּגֶד שָׁמַיִם מִטָּל וּמִתְּהוֹם רֹבֶצֶת תָּחַת׃ 33.14. וּמִמֶּגֶד תְּבוּאֹת שָׁמֶשׁ וּמִמֶּגֶד גֶּרֶשׁ יְרָחִים׃ 33.15. וּמֵרֹאשׁ הַרְרֵי־קֶדֶם וּמִמֶּגֶד גִּבְעוֹת עוֹלָם׃ 33.16. וּמִמֶּגֶד אֶרֶץ וּמְלֹאָהּ וּרְצוֹן שֹׁכְנִי סְנֶה תָּבוֹאתָה לְרֹאשׁ יוֹסֵף וּלְקָדְקֹד נְזִיר אֶחָיו׃ 33.17. בְּכוֹר שׁוֹרוֹ הָדָר לוֹ וְקַרְנֵי רְאֵם קַרְנָיו בָּהֶם עַמִּים יְנַגַּח יַחְדָּו אַפְסֵי־אָרֶץ וְהֵם רִבְבוֹת אֶפְרַיִם וְהֵם אַלְפֵי מְנַשֶּׁה׃ 33.21. וַיַּרְא רֵאשִׁית לוֹ כִּי־שָׁם חֶלְקַת מְחֹקֵק סָפוּן וַיֵּתֵא רָאשֵׁי עָם צִדְקַת יְהוָה עָשָׂה וּמִשְׁפָּטָיו עִם־יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ 33.12. of Benjamin he said: The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by Him; He covereth him all the day, And He dwelleth between his shoulders." 33.13. And of Joseph he said: Blessed of the LORD be his land; For the precious things of heaven, for the dew, And for the deep that coucheth beneath," 33.14. And for the precious things of the fruits of the sun, And for the precious things of the yield of the moons," 33.15. And for the tops of the ancient mountains, And for the precious things of the everlasting hills," 33.16. And for the precious things of the earth and the fulness thereof, And the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush; Let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, And upon the crown of the head of him that is prince among his brethren." 33.17. His firstling bullock, majesty is his; And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox; With them he shall gore the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth; And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh." 33.21. And he chose a first part for himself, For there a portion of a ruler was reserved; And there came the heads of the people, He executed the righteousness of the LORD, And His ordices with Israel. ."
2. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, a b c d\n0 "17.17" "17.17" "17 17"\n1 29.35 29.35 29 35 \n2 49.15 49.15 49 15 \n3 49.5 49.5 49 5 \n4 49.6 49.6 49 6 \n5 49.7 49.7 49 7 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3. Hebrew Bible, Leviticus, 19.24 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

19.24. וּבַשָּׁנָה הָרְבִיעִת יִהְיֶה כָּל־פִּרְיוֹ קֹדֶשׁ הִלּוּלִים לַיהוָה׃ 19.24. And in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy, for giving praise unto the LORD."
4. Hebrew Bible, Numbers, 27.1-27.3 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

27.1. וְאִם־אֵין לוֹ אַחִים וּנְתַתֶּם אֶת־נַחֲלָתוֹ לַאֲחֵי אָבִיו׃ 27.1. וַתִּקְרַבְנָה בְּנוֹת צְלָפְחָד בֶּן־חֵפֶר בֶּן־גִּלְעָד בֶּן־מָכִיר בֶּן־מְנַשֶּׁה לְמִשְׁפְּחֹת מְנַשֶּׁה בֶן־יוֹסֵף וְאֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת בְּנֹתָיו מַחְלָה נֹעָה וְחָגְלָה וּמִלְכָּה וְתִרְצָה׃ 27.2. וְנָתַתָּה מֵהוֹדְךָ עָלָיו לְמַעַן יִשְׁמְעוּ כָּל־עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל׃ 27.2. וַתַּעֲמֹדְנָה לִפְנֵי מֹשֶׁה וְלִפְנֵי אֶלְעָזָר הַכֹּהֵן וְלִפְנֵי הַנְּשִׂיאִם וְכָל־הָעֵדָה פֶּתַח אֹהֶל־מוֹעֵד לֵאמֹר׃ 27.3. אָבִינוּ מֵת בַּמִּדְבָּר וְהוּא לֹא־הָיָה בְּתוֹךְ הָעֵדָה הַנּוֹעָדִים עַל־יְהוָה בַּעֲדַת־קֹרַח כִּי־בְחֶטְאוֹ מֵת וּבָנִים לֹא־הָיוּ לוֹ׃ 27.1. Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah." 27.2. And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, at the door of the tent of meeting, saying:" 27.3. ’Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not among the company of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah, but he died in his own sin; and he had no sons."
5. Philo of Alexandria, On The Preliminary Studies, 141-142, 144-145, 39-43, 140 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

140. Because the intermediate and indifferent arts, and the sciences in accord with them, see indeed of what they are pregt, but they nevertheless see in every respect but dimly; but the sciences comprehend clearly and very distinctly. For science is something beyond art, having derived from reason a certain firmness and exemption from error;
6. Philo of Alexandria, On The Migration of Abraham, 199-207, 198 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

7. Philo of Alexandria, On Dreams, 2.35 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

2.35. Dan is a symbol of the distinction between, and division of, different things. Gad is an emblem of the invasion of pirates, and of a counter attack made upon them. Asser is a symbol of natural wealth, for his name being interpreted, signifies "a calling blessed," since wealth is accounted a blessed possession.
8. Philo of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretation, 3.91-3.94 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Philo of Alexandria, That God Is Unchangeable, 89, 87 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

87. of the former species we have a conspicuous example afforded us in the injunctions given about the great vow.19 Now a vow is a request for good things from God; and the spirit of the great vow is to believe that God himself is the cause of good things from himself, without anyone else ever co-operating with him, of the things which may appear to be beneficial, neither the earth as fruitful, nor the rain as helping to promote the growth of seeds and plants, nor the air as calculated to nourish man, nor agriculture as the cause of production, nor the skill of the physician as the cause of health, nor marriage as the cause of the procreation of children:


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
allegorical commentary Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316, 491
arithmology, five Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315
dinah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 491, 492
ephraim Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316, 491
esau Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315
etymology, aramaic/syriac Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 492
etymology, greek Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 492
etymology, hebrew Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 491
excellence, (moral) Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
hagar Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315
isaac Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 492
ishmael Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316
israel, twelve tribes of Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 491
issachar Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
jacob, practicer Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 316
jacob Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316, 491, 492; Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
joseph Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387, 491
judah Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
leah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 492; Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
levi Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 491, 492; Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
levite Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 492
manasseh Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316, 491
memory Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316
messiah, philos logos and Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 195
messianism, apocalyptic (or acute) Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 195
messianism, stoic logos related to Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 195
moses Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387, 491
names, change of Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316
onomasticon Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 492
passions, freedom of/impassibility Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
pharaoh Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387
platonism Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 316, 491
preliminary studies Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315
promises, divine Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387
rachel Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
reuben Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316, 491
sarah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315
shem Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
simeon Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 315, 316, 491
soul, as coin Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 491
stoic logos, messianism related to Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 195
stoicism Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 195
symbolic interpretation, of biblical figures Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
tamar Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387
thanksgiving Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247
unity, of minds Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 491
universal law Heo, Images of Torah: From the Second-Temple Period to the Middle Ages (2023) 195
virtue Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 316
virtues' Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 247