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Philo Of Alexandria, On The Change Of Names, 201


nanWhen, therefore, the virtuous man knew that the promise was uttering things full of reverence and prudent caution, according to his own mind, he admitted both these feelings into his breast, namely, faith in God, and incredulity as to the creature. Very naturally therefore he says, using the language of entreaty, "Would that this Ishmael might live before Thee," using each word of those which he utters here with deliberate propriety, namely, the "this," the "might live," the "before thee.


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1. Philo of Alexandria, On The Preliminary Studies, 140-142, 144-145, 15-18, 14 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

14. Therefore," says she, "go thou in to my handmaiden," that is to say, to the intermediate instruction of the intermediate and encyclical branches of knowledge, "that you may first have children by her;" for hereafter you shall be able to enjoy a connection with her mistress, tending to the procreation of legitimate children.
2. Philo of Alexandria, On The Change of Names, 10, 2, 203, 205, 208-209, 3-9, 1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1. Abraham was ninety and nine years old; and the Lord appeared unto Abraham, and said unto him, I am thy God." The number of nine, when added to the number ninety, is very near to a hundred; in which number the self-taught race shone forth, namely Isaac, the most excellent joy of all enjoyments; for he was born when his father was a hundred years old.
3. Philo of Alexandria, On The Posterity of Cain, 181 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

181. Should I not say to this man, If you have a regard to your own advantage you will destroy everything that is excellent, and that too without deriving any advantage therefrom? You will put an end to the honour due to parents, the attention of a wife, the education of children, the blameless services of servants, the management of a house, the government of a city, the firm establishment of laws, the guardianship of morals, reverence to one's elders, the habit of speaking well of the dead, good fellowship with the living, piety towards God as shown both in words and in deeds: for you are overturning and throwing into confusion all these things, sowing seed for yourself alone, and nursing up pleasure, that gluttonous intemperate origin of all evil. LIV.
4. Philo of Alexandria, On Curses, 97 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

97. But the rod is the symbol of education, for without being looked at sternly, and chastised for some causes, it is impossible for any one to be admonished and corrected to any good purpose; but the number ten is a confirmation of that perfection which takes place in accordance with improvement, with which he must begin who having brought forth an offspring educated it, and brought the wished-for fruit to maturity. XXIX.
5. Philo of Alexandria, On The Special Laws, 4.140 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4.140. But the man to whom it happens to represent to the eyes of his mind things which are not quiet but which are in motion, and exerting energies in accordance with nature, is entitled to be set down as a perfect man, and no longer to be reckoned among learners and pupils, but among teachers and instructors; and he ought to allow all the young men who are desirous to do so, to drink of his wisdom as of an abundant stream flowing from a living fountain of lessons and Doctrines.{34}{#de 6:7.} And if there is any one who, out of modesty, is wanting of courage, and therefore delays, and is slow to approach him for the purpose of learning, let him go to him of his own accord, and pour into his ears a collection of admonitions, until the channels of his soul are filled with them.
6. Philo of Alexandria, On The Embassy To Gaius, 293, 5, 276 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

276. And having taken tablets, he writes to him in the following manner: "O master, fear and shame have taken from me all courage to come into your presence to address you; since fear teaches me to dread your threats; and shame, out of respect for the greatness of your power and dignity, keeps me silent. But a writing will show my request, which I now here offer to you as my earnest petition.
7. Philo of Alexandria, That Every Good Person Is Free, 87 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

87. and those who are sick are not neglected because they are unable to contribute to the common stock, inasmuch as the tribe have in their public stock a means of supplying their necessities and aiding their weakness, so that from their ample means they support them liberally and abundantly; and they cherish respect for their elders, and honour them and care for them, just as parents are honoured and cared for by their lawful children: being supported by them in all abundance both by their personal exertions, and by innumerable contrivances. XIII.


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abram/abraham, prayer for ishmael Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 508, 519
abram/abraham Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
alexandria Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 519
allegorical commentary Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145, 160, 187
allegory/allegoresis, present tense in Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
balaam Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 508
body Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 160
cycle, patriarchal, abrahamic Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187
education Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
emotions, good Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
enoch Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187, 519
etymology, greek Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187
etymology, hebrew Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187
exposition of the law Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 160
grace Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187
great chain of being Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 204
hagar Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
harlot Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 204
homer Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 519
homonymy Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187, 508
isaac Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145, 374
ishmael Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145, 187, 508
jacob Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187
joy Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145, 374
kachur, chris Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 204
laughter Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
leah Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
moses Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 160, 374, 519
names, change of Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
names, philosophy of Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 508
pentateuch Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 519
perfection Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
platonism Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145, 374, 519
pomeroy, sarah Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 204
preliminary studies Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
qge Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 519
relation (category) Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
reuben Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 519
rhetoric Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145, 508
septuagint Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 204
shame Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 204
sophists Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187
soul, as ship Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 519
soul, eye of the Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
soul Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 160
stoicism Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
tabernacle/temple Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 160
unity, of the forms Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 160
unity, rhetorical/thematic Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
virtue' Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
virtue Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145; Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 204