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Philo Of Alexandria, On Drunkenness, 146-147


nanBut whatever soul is filled with grace is at once in a state of exultation, and delight, and dancing; for it becomes full of triumph, so that it would appear to many of the uninitiated to be intoxicated, and agitated, and to be beside itself. On which account it was said to it by a young boy, and that not by one only but by every one who was old enough for juvenile sauciness and for a readiness to mock at what is good, "How long will you be drunk? Put an end to your wine-bibbing.


nanFor in the case of those who are under the influence of divine inspiration, not only is the soul accustomed to be excited, and as it were to become frenzied, but also the body is accustomed to become reddish and of a fiery complexion, the joy which is internally diffused and which is exulting, secretly spreading its affections even to the exterior parts, by which many foolish people are deceived, and have fancied that sober persons were intoxicated.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, a b c d\n0 "11.30" "11.30" "11 30"\n1 26.8 26.8 26 8 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2. Hebrew Bible, Psalms, 116.13 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

116.13. כּוֹס־יְשׁוּעוֹת אֶשָּׂא וּבְשֵׁם יְהוָה אֶקְרָא׃ 116.13. I will lift up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the LORD."
3. Hebrew Bible, 1 Samuel, 1.11, 1.14, 1.28 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1.11. וַתִּדֹּר נֶדֶר וַתֹּאמַר יְהוָה צְבָאוֹת אִם־רָאֹה תִרְאֶה בָּעֳנִי אֲמָתֶךָ וּזְכַרְתַּנִי וְלֹא־תִשְׁכַּח אֶת־אֲמָתֶךָ וְנָתַתָּה לַאֲמָתְךָ זֶרַע אֲנָשִׁים וּנְתַתִּיו לַיהוָה כָּל־יְמֵי חַיָּיו וּמוֹרָה לֹא־יַעֲלֶה עַל־רֹאשׁוֹ׃ 1.14. וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלֶיהָ עֵלִי עַד־מָתַי תִּשְׁתַּכָּרִין הָסִירִי אֶת־יֵינֵךְ מֵעָלָיִךְ׃ 1.28. וְגַם אָנֹכִי הִשְׁאִלְתִּהוּ לַיהוָה כָּל־הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר הָיָה הוּא שָׁאוּל לַיהוָה וַיִּשְׁתַּחוּ שָׁם לַיהוָה׃ 1.11. And she vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of hosts, if Thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of Thy handmaid, and remember me, and not forget Thy handmaid, but wilt give to Thy handmaid a man child, then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life, and no razor shall come upon his head." 1.14. And ῾Eli said to her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thee." 1.28. therefore also I have presented him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be devoted to the Lord. And he bowed down to the Lord there."
4. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 51.17 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

51.17. הִתְעוֹרְרִי הִתְעוֹרְרִי קוּמִי יְרוּשָׁלִַם אֲשֶׁר שָׁתִית מִיַּד יְהוָה אֶת־כּוֹס חֲמָתוֹ אֶת־קֻבַּעַת כּוֹס הַתַּרְעֵלָה שָׁתִית מָצִית׃ 51.17. Awake, awake, Stand up, O Jerusalem, That hast drunk at the hand of the LORD The cup of His fury; Thou hast drunken the beaker, even the cup of staggering, And drained it."
5. Hebrew Bible, Ezekiel, 2.8-3.3 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Philo of Alexandria, On Drunkenness, 101-129, 13, 130-133, 138, 14, 143-145, 147-149, 15, 150-152, 16-100 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

100. for Moses," says the scripture, "having taken his own tent, fixed it outside the camp," and that too not near it, but a long way off, and at a great distance from the camp. And by these statements he tells us, figuratively, that the wise man is but a sojourner, and a person who leaves war and goes over to peace, and who passes from the mortal and disturbed camp to the undisturbed and peaceful and divine life of rational and happy souls. XXVI.
7. Philo of Alexandria, On The Change of Names, 144, 143 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

143. and to those who ask, whether she who is barren has an offspring (for the holy scriptures, which some time ago represented Sarrah as barren, now confess that she will become a mother); this answer must be given, that a woman who is barren cannot, in the course of nature, bring forth an offspring, just as a blind man cannot see, nor a deaf man hear; but that the soul, which is barren of bad things, and which is unproductive of immoderate license of the passions and vices, is alone very nearly attaining to a happy delivery, bringing forth objects worthy of love, namely, the number seven, according to the hymn which is sung by Grace, that is, by Hannah, who says, "she who was barren hath born seven, and she who had many children has become weak:
8. Philo of Alexandria, On The Creation of The World, 71 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

71. and perceiving in that, the original models and ideas of those things intelligible by the external senses which it saw here full of surpassing beauty, it becomes seized with a sort of sober intoxication like the zealots engaged in the Corybantian festivals, and yields to enthusiasm, becoming filled with another desire, and a more excellent longing, by which it is conducted onwards to the very summit of such things as are perceptible only to the intellect, till it appears to be reaching the great King himself. And while it is eagerly longing to behold him pure and unmingled, rays of divine light are poured forth upon it like a torrent, so as to bewilder the eyes of its intelligence by their splendour. But as it is not every image that resembles its archetypal model, since many are unlike, Moses has shown this by adding to the words "after his image," the expression, "in his likeness," to prove that it means an accurate impression, having a clear and evident resemblance in form. XXIV.
9. Philo of Alexandria, On Curses, 159 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

159. For the love of virtue being inflamed and excited by the brilliant appearance of virtue, burns to ashes the pleasures of the body, and then cuts them to pieces and pounds them to nothing, using the divine word which can at all times divide everything. And in this manner he teaches us that among the bodily advantages are health, and beauty, and the accuracy of the outward senses, and the perfection of bodily vigour with strength and mighty energy; but still that all these things are common to accursed and wicked persons, while if they were really good no wicked person would be allowed to partake of them.
10. Philo of Alexandria, On Dreams, 1.254 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1.254. and there is an evidence in favour of my argument, in the conduct of the prophetess, and mother of a prophet, Hannah, whose name being translated, signifies grace; for she says that she gives her son, "Samuel, as a gift to the Holy One," not dedicating him more as a human being, than as a disposition full of inspiration, and possessed by a divinely sent impulse; and the name Samuel being interpreted means, "appointed to God.
11. Philo of Alexandria, On The Contemplative Life, 89 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

89. therefore, being intoxicated all night till the morning with this beautiful intoxication, without feeling their heads heavy or closing their eyes for sleep, but being even more awake than when they came to the feast, as to their eyes and their whole bodies, and standing there till morning, when they saw the sun rising they raised their hands to heaven, imploring tranquillity and truth, and acuteness of understanding. And after their prayers they each retired to their own separate abodes, with the intention of again practising the usual philosophy to which they had been wont to devote themselves.
12. Philo of Alexandria, That God Is Unchangeable, 11-15, 5-8, 10 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Now the most evident sign of a soul devoted to God is that song in which that expression occurs, "She that was barren has borne seven children, and she that had many children has become weak."7
13. Philo of Alexandria, That Every Good Person Is Free, 13 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

13. And since, as that sweetest of all writers, Plato, says, envy is removed far from the divine company, but wisdom, that most divine and communicative of all things, never closes its school, but is continually open to receive all who thirst for salutary doctrines, to whom she pours forth the inexhaustible stream of unalloyed instruction and wisdom, and persuades them to yield to the intoxication of the soberest of all drunkenness.
14. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 10.119 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10.119. Nor, again, will the wise man marry and rear a family: so Epicurus says in the Problems and in the De Natura. Occasionally he may marry owing to special circumstances in his life. Some too will turn aside from their purpose. Nor will he drivel, when drunken: so Epicurus says in the Symposium. Nor will he take part in politics, as is stated in the first book On Life; nor will he make himself a tyrant; nor will he turn Cynic (so the second book On Life tells us); nor will he be a mendicant. But even when he has lost his sight, he will not withdraw himself from life: this is stated in the same book. The wise man will also feel grief, according to Diogenes in the fifth book of his Epilecta.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abraham Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177
abram/abraham Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393, 395
allegorical commentary Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 395
allegory Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177
apocalyptic literature Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
arithmology, seven Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393, 395
ascent of mind or soul Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170
body Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 333
call, calling Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
cosmos, indestructibility of Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 262
cup Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197
delphi Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
dreams Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
drunkenness Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
ecstasy Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
education Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254, 262
emotions, good Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
epicurus Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 262
etymology, hebrew Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
ezekiel Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
ezra Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
figures of speech, metaphor Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
fire Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
grace Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393; Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 333
greece Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170
gutzwiller, k.j. Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
hagar Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 395
hands Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 333
hannah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393; Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177
healing Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
imago deiy Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170
inebriation, sober Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
inebriation Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254, 262
inspiration Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
intellect Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 262
isaac Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393, 395; Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
jesus christ, in luke-acts Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 333
jew/jewish, literature/ authors' "151.0_333.0@law, god's" Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170
jew/jewish, literature/ authors Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197, 333
keturah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393, 395
law, god's" "151.0_170.0@law, god's" '151.0_170.0@noah Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
law Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
literature Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
madness Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 262
mainoles Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 262
metaphorical language, use of Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
midian Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
moses Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
motherhood Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177
noah, drunken Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
noah, just Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
onomasticon Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
pentateuch Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
peter Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 333
philo judaeus Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
plutarch Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 333
prophecy Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
prophets Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393, 395
pythia at delphi Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170
rachel Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
rebecca Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
righteousness Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170
samuel Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254; Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170; Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177
sarah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393, 395
septuagint Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177
soul, eight-part Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
spirit, characterizations as, breath (life itself) Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
spirit, characterizations as, fire Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
spirit, characterizations as, holy Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 333
spirit, effects of, ecstasy/frenzy Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
spirit, effects of, inflammation Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 333
spirit, effects of, intoxication Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 333
spirit, effects of, knowledge/understanding Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
spirit, effects of, mind enlightened Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197
spirit, effects of, prophecy Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
spirit, effects of, wisdom Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
spirit, effects of, writing, inspired Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
spirit, modes of presence, indwelling Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
spirit, modes of presence, possessing Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 333
spirit, modes of presence, poured out upon Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 197
spirit, modes of presence, receiving of Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170, 197, 333
symbolic interpretation, of wine' Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 254
symbolic interpretation, of wine Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 262
therapeutae Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 170
tongues of fire Levison, Filled with the Spirit (2009) 333
virginity Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177
virtue, cardinal Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 393
womanhood Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 177