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Philo Of Alexandria, On The Change Of Names, 144


nanand what she means by, "She who has many children," is the mind, which being pregnant of mixed and promiscuous reasonings, from all quarters confused together, by reason of the multitudes which crowd around her, and of the disorder which they cause, brings forth incurable evils; and by "she who was barren," she means that the mind which had never received any mortal seed, as if it were productive of offspring, but has avoided and shunned all association and all connection with the wicked, and clings to the seventh, and to the most peaceful numbers in accordance with it, for it deserves to be pregnant of it, and to be called its mother. XXVI.


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

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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, a b c d\n0 "11.30" "11.30" "11 30"\n1 "29.31" "29.31" "29 31"\n2 38.15 38.15 38 15 \n3 38.16 38.16 38 16 \n4 38.17 38.17 38 17 \n5 38.18 38.18 38 18 \n6 38.19 38.19 38 19 \n7 38.20 38.20 38 20 \n8 38.21 38.21 38 21 \n9 38.22 38.22 38 22 \n10 38.23 38.23 38 23 \n11 38.24 38.24 38 24 \n12 38.25 38.25 38 25 \n13 38.26 38.26 38 26 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, a b c d\n0 "54.1" "54.1" "54 1" (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3. Philo of Alexandria, On The Cherubim, 3-4, 40-41, 5-10 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Why then do we wonder if God once for all banished Adam, that is to say, the mind out of the district of the virtues, after he had once contracted folly, that incurable disease, and if he never permitted him again to return, when he also drives out and banishes from wisdom and from the wise man every sophist, and the mother of sophists, the teaching that is of elementary instruction, while he calls the names of wisdom and of the wise man Abraham, and Sarah. IV. 10. He also considered this point, in the second place, that it is indispensable that the soul of the man who is about to receive sacred laws should be thoroughly cleansed and purified from all stains, however difficult to be washed out, which the promiscuous multitude of mixed men from all quarters has impregnated cities with;
4. Philo of Alexandria, On The Preliminary Studies, 125, 124 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

124. But there are times when virtue, as if making experiment of those who come to her as pupils, to see how much eagerness they have, does not come forward to meet them, but veiling her face like Tamar, sits down in the public road, giving room to those who are traveling along the road to look upon her as a harlot, in order that those who are over curious on the subject may take off her veil and disclose her features, and may behold the untouched, and unpolluted, and most exquisite, and truly virgin beauty of modesty and chastity.
5. Philo of Alexandria, On Drunkenness, 144-152, 143 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

143. And it is an especial property of law and of instruction to distinguish what is profane from what is holy, and what is unclean from what is clean; as, on the other hand, it is the effect of lawlessness and ignorance to combine things that are at variance with one another by force, and to throw everything into disorder and confusion. XXXVI. On this account the greatest of the kings and prophets, Samuel, as the sacred scriptures tell us, drank no wine or intoxicating liquors to the day of his death; for he is enrolled among the ranks of the divine army which he will never leave in consequence of the prudence of the wise captain.
6. Philo of Alexandria, On Flight And Finding, 150-156, 149 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

149. Nor does he, who is sent forth to search for that virtue which is invincible and embittered against the ridiculous pursuits of men, by name Tamar, find her. And this failure of his is strictly in accordance with nature; for we read in the scripture, "And Judah sent a kid in the hands of his shepherd, the Adullamite, to receive back his pledge from the woman, and he found her not: and he asked the men of the place, Where is the harlot who was in Ae by the wayside? and they said, There is no harlot in this place. And he returned back to Judah, and said unto him, I have not found her, and the men of the place say that there is no harlot there. And Judah said, Let her keep the things, only let me not be made a laughing-stock, I because I have sent the kid, and you because you have not found Her." Oh, the admirable trial! oh, the temptation becoming sacred things!
7. Philo of Alexandria, On The Change of Names, 131-136, 139-140, 143, 147, 152, 130 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

130. Having now discussed at sufficient length the subject of change and alteration of names, we will turn to the matters which come next in order in our proposed examination. Immediately after the events which we have just mentioned, came the birth of Isaac; for after God had given to his mother the name of Sarrah instead of Sarah, he said to Abraham, "I will give unto thee a Son." We must consider each of the things here indicated particularly.
8. Philo of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretation, 3.217-3.219 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Philo of Alexandria, That God Is Unchangeable, 11-15, 5, 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
10. New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 3.7-3.18 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

11. New Testament, Galatians, a b c d\n0 "4.27" "4.27" "4 27" (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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abram/abraham Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 395, 396
allegorical commentary Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 385, 386, 395
arithmology, seven Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 395, 396
conversion Marcar, Divine Regeneration and Ethnic Identity in 1 Peter: Mapping Metaphors of Family, Race, and Nation (2022) 166
grace Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 390, 396
hagar Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 395, 396
hannah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 390, 396
hannah (mother of samuel) Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 237
isaac Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 386, 390, 395
joseph Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 385, 387
joy Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 390
keturah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 395
laughter Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 390
leah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 386, 390
levites Keddie, Class and Power in Roman Palestine: The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and Christian Origins (2019) 180
moses Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387, 390
paul of tarsus Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 237
pharaoh Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387
philo of alexandria Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 237
preliminary studies Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 396
promises, divine Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 387
prophets Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 395, 396
rachel Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 386, 390
rachel (matriarch) Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 237
sarah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 385, 386, 390, 395, 396
sarah (matriarch) Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 237
sterility Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 237
tamar Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 386, 387
temple mount, jerusalem temple Keddie, Class and Power in Roman Palestine: The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and Christian Origins (2019) 180
tithes' Keddie, Class and Power in Roman Palestine: The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and Christian Origins (2019) 180
torah Keddie, Class and Power in Roman Palestine: The Socioeconomic Setting of Judaism and Christian Origins (2019) 180
trauma Allen and Doedens, Turmoil, Trauma and Tenacity in Early Jewish Literature (2022) 237
unity, arithmological Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 396
virtue Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 385, 386
zipporah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 386, 390