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Philo Of Alexandria, On The Change Of Names, 205


nanfor those men are broken as to the generative parts of their minds, or are even rendered completely impotent in that respect, who magnify their own minds, and their external sense, as the only causes of all the events which take place among men; and there are others who are lovers of a system of polytheism, and who honour the company which is devoted to the service of many gods, being the sons of a harlot, having no knowledge of the one husband and father of the virtue-loving soul, namely, God; and are not all these men very properly driven away and banished from the assembly of God?


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1. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, a b c d\n0 "20.21" "20.21" "20 21" (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, a b c d\n0 "5.24" "5.24" "5 24" (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

3. Hebrew Bible, Proverbs, 8.22-8.30 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

8.22. יְהוָה קָנָנִי רֵאשִׁית דַּרְכּוֹ קֶדֶם מִפְעָלָיו מֵאָז׃ 8.23. מֵעוֹלָם נִסַּכְתִּי מֵרֹאשׁ מִקַּדְמֵי־אָרֶץ׃ 8.24. בְּאֵין־תְּהֹמוֹת חוֹלָלְתִּי בְּאֵין מַעְיָנוֹת נִכְבַּדֵּי־מָיִם׃ 8.25. בְּטֶרֶם הָרִים הָטְבָּעוּ לִפְנֵי גְבָעוֹת חוֹלָלְתִּי׃ 8.26. עַד־לֹא עָשָׂה אֶרֶץ וְחוּצוֹת וְרֹאשׁ עָפְרוֹת תֵּבֵל׃ 8.27. בַּהֲכִינוֹ שָׁמַיִם שָׁם אָנִי בְּחוּקוֹ חוּג עַל־פְּנֵי תְהוֹם׃ 8.28. בְּאַמְּצוֹ שְׁחָקִים מִמָּעַל בַּעֲזוֹז עִינוֹת תְּהוֹם׃ 8.29. בְּשׂוּמוֹ לַיָּם חֻקּוֹ וּמַיִם לֹא יַעַבְרוּ־פִיו בְּחוּקוֹ מוֹסְדֵי אָרֶץ׃ 8.22. The LORD made me as the beginning of His way, The first of His works of old." 8.23. I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, Or ever the earth was." 8.24. When there were no depths, I was brought forth; When there were no fountains abounding with water." 8.25. Before the mountains were settled, Before the hills was I brought forth;" 8.26. While as yet He had not made the earth, nor the fields, Nor the beginning of the dust of the world." 8.27. When He established the heavens, I was there; When He set a circle upon the face of the deep," 8.28. When He made firm the skies above, When the fountains of the deep showed their might," 8.29. When He gave to the sea His decree, That the waters should not transgress His commandment, When He appointed the foundations of the earth;" 8.30. Then I was by Him, as a nursling; And I was daily all delight, Playing always before Him,"
4. Philo of Alexandria, On The Life of Abraham, 18, 17 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

17. That which is placed in the next rank after hope is repentance for errors committed, and improvement; in reference to which principle Moses mentions next in order to Enos, the man who changed from a worse system of life to a better, who is called among the Hebrews Enoch, but as the Greeks would say, "gracious," of whom the following statement is made, "that Enoch pleased God, and was not found, because God transported Him.
5. Philo of Alexandria, On The Confusion of Tongues, 144 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

144. What then is this hidden meaning? Those who, as it were, attribute many fathers to existing things, and who represent the company of the gods as numerous, displaying great ignorance of the nature of things and causing great confusion, and making pleasure the proper object of the soul, are those who are, if we must tell the plain truth, spoken of as the builders of the aforesaid city, and of the citadel in it; having increased the efficient causes of the desired end, building them up like houses, being, as I imagine, in no respect different from the children of the harlot whom the law expels from the assembly of God, where it says, "The offspring of a harlot shall not come into the assembly of the Lord." Because, like archers shooting at random at many objects, and not aiming skilfully or successfully at any one mark, so these men, putting forward ten thousand principles and causes for the creation of the universe, every one of which is false, display a perfect ignorance of the one Creator and Father of all things;
6. 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.
7. Philo of Alexandria, On The Migration of Abraham, 69 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

69. for as the reptile with many feet and that with no feet at all, though they are exactly opposite to one another in the race of reptiles, are both pronounced unclean, so also the opinion which denies any God, and that which worships a multitude of Gods, though quite opposite in the soul, are both profane. And of proof of this is that the law banishes them both "from the sacred Assembly," forbidding the atheistical opinion, as a eunuch and mutilated person, to come into the assembly; and the polytheistic, inasmuch as it prohibits any one born of a harlot from either hearing or speaking in the assembly. For he who worships no God at all is barren, and he who worships a multitude is the son of a harlot, who is in a state of blindness as to his true father, and who on this account is figuratively spoken of as having many fathers, instead of one. XIII.
8. Philo of Alexandria, On The Change of Names, 10, 2, 201, 203, 208-209, 3, 33-38, 4-9, 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.
9. Philo of Alexandria, On The Posterity of Cain, 14-17, 41-42, 13 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

13. These suggestions and such as these are what he gives to the rest of the world, but he himself so insatiably desires to behold him, and to be beheld by him, that he supplicates him to display to his eye his nature of which it is impossible to form a conjecture, so that he may become acquainted with it, that thus he might receive a most well-grounded certainty of knowledge that could not be mistaken, in exchange for uncertain doubts; and he will never cease from urging his desire, but even, though he is aware that he desires a matter which is difficult of attainment, or rather which is wholly unattainable, he still strives on, in no way remitting his intense anxiety, but without admitting any excuse, or any hesitation, or vacillation; using all the means in his power to gain his object. V.
10. Philo of Alexandria, That God Is Unchangeable, 182-183, 181 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

181. among whom we must enroll Balaam, for he also is a child of the earth, and not a shoot of heaven, and a proof of this is, that he, being influenced by omens and false prophecies, not even when the eye of his soul, which had been closed, recovered its sight, and "saw the angel of God standing against him in the way;"45 not even then did he turn back and desist from doing wrong, but giving way to a mighty torrent of folly, he was washed away and swallowed up by it.
11. Clement of Alexandria, Exhortation To The Greeks, 2.18-2.19 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

12. Orphic Hymns., Fragments, 582



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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
allegory deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
balaam Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 508
body Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 160
celsus deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
cycle, patriarchal, abrahamic Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 187
dionysus deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
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
empedocles deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
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
hagar Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
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
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
preliminary studies Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
pythagoras / (neo-)pythagoreanism deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
qge Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 519
reincarnation deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
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
rites deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
ritual taboo deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
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; deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
sun deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
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
vegetarianism deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350
virtue' Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 374
virtue Cover, Philo of Alexandria: On the Change of Names (2023) 145
zeus deJauregui, Orphism and Christianity in Late Antiquity (2010), 350