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Philo Of Alexandria, On The Creation Of The World, 61


nanTo such great and indispensable advantages do the natures of the heavenly bodies and the motions of the stars tend. And to how many other things might I also affirm that they contribute which are as yet unknown to us? for all things are not known to the will of man; but of the things which contribute towards the durability of the universe, those which are established by laws and ordinances which God has appointed to be unalterable for ever, are accomplished in every instance and in every country. XX.


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

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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 1.14, 9.20 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

1.14. וַיֹּאמֶר אֱלֹהִים יְהִי מְאֹרֹת בִּרְקִיעַ הַשָּׁמַיִם לְהַבְדִּיל בֵּין הַיּוֹם וּבֵין הַלָּיְלָה וְהָיוּ לְאֹתֹת וּלְמוֹעֲדִים וּלְיָמִים וְשָׁנִים׃ 1.14. And God said: ‘Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days and years;" 9.20. And Noah, the man of the land, began and planted a vineyard."
2. Cicero, On Divination, 2.96 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.96. Quid? illudne dubium est, quin multi, cum ita nati essent, ut quaedam contra naturam depravata haberent, restituerentur et corrigerentur ab natura, cum se ipsa revocasset, aut arte atque medicina? ut, quorum linguae sic inhaererent, ut loqui non possent, eae scalpello resectae liberarentur. Multi etiam naturae vitium meditatione atque exercitatione sustulerunt, ut Demosthenem scribit Phalereus, cum rho dicere nequiret, exercitatione fecisse, ut planissume diceret. Quodsi haec astro ingenerata et tradita essent, nulla res ea mutare posset. Quid? dissimilitudo locorum nonne dissimilis hominum procreationes habet? quas quidem percurrere oratione facile est, quid inter Indos et Persas, Aethiopas et Syros differat corporibus, animis, ut incredibilis varietas dissimilitudoque sit. 2.96. Furthermore, is it not a well-known and undoubted fact that many persons who were born with certain natural defects have been restored completely by Nature herself, after she had resumed her sway, or by surgery or by medicine? For example, some, who were so tongue-tied that they could not speak, have had their tongues set free by a cut from the surgeons knife. Many more have corrected a natural defect by intelligent exertion. Demosthenes is an instance: according to the account given by Phalereus, he was unable to pronounce the Greek letter rho, but by repeated effort learned to articulate it perfectly. But if such defects had been engendered and implanted by a star nothing could have changed them. Do not unlike places produce unlike men? It would be an easy matter to sketch rapidly in passing the differences in mind and body which distinguish the Indians from the Persians and the Ethiopians from the Syrians — differences so striking and so pronounced as to be incredible.
3. Philo of Alexandria, On Drunkenness, 80 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

80. Let us now, therefore, proceeding in regular order, speak of the enemies of these persons, men who honour instruction and right reason, among whom are those who are attached to the virtue of one of their parents, being half-perfect companions; these men are the most excellent guardians of the laws which the father, that is to say, right reason, established, and faithful stewards of the customs which education, their mother, instituted;
4. Philo of Alexandria, On The Creation of The World, 10, 100-109, 11, 110-119, 12, 120-128, 13, 134, 14-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-38, 4, 40-49, 5, 50-59, 6, 60, 62-69, 7, 70-79, 8, 80-89, 9, 90-99, 1 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1. of other lawgivers, some have set forth what they considered to be just and reasonable, in a naked and unadorned manner, while others, investing their ideas with an abundance of amplification, have sought to bewilder the people, by burying the truth under a heap of fabulous inventions.
5. Philo of Alexandria, On The Embassy To Gaius, 156 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

156. Therefore, he knew that they had synagogues, and that they were in the habit of visiting them, and most especially on the sacred sabbath days, when they publicly cultivate their national philosophy. He knew also that they were in the habit of contributing sacred sums of money from their first fruits and sending them to Jerusalem by the hands of those who were to conduct the sacrifices.
6. Philo of Alexandria, That God Is Unchangeable, 58 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

58. Once more, he had no need of eyes, the organs without which there can be no comprehension of the light perceptible by the outward senses; but the light perceptible by the outward senses is a created light; and even before the creation God saw, using himself as light.
7. Ptolemy, Astrological Influences, 1.2 (1st cent. CE

8. Plotinus, Enneads, 2.3, 3.1 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
academy Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
adam Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
astrology Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
basile, st. Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
body Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236; Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
carneades Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
cause, stars Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
chaldeans Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
charmidas Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
cicero Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
clitomachus ll Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
cosmos, intelligible/noetic Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
creation Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
creation of the Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
critolaus Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
cultivator Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
destruction Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
diogenes laertius Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
eclecticism Martens, One God, One Law: Philo of Alexandria on the Mosaic and Greco-Roman Law (2003) 83
eve Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
god, lawgiver Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
happiness Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
heavenly bodies, zodiac Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
heavenly bodies Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
jerusalem Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
law, nomima barbarika Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
law of nature Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
logos of god Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
middle platonism Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
mind Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
mosaic law, for ordinary people Martens, One God, One Law: Philo of Alexandria on the Mosaic and Greco-Roman Law (2003) 83
moses, author of the torah Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
numbers, theory of Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
over-indulgence Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
passions Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
philo Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
pindar Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
planets Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
proverb Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
ps. plutarch Frede and Laks, Traditions of Theology: Studies in Hellenistic Theology, its Background and Aftermath (2001) 266
right reason Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
solon Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
soul Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128; Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
stars Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Planting: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2019) 236
stoicism Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
telos Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
temple Putthoff, Ontological Aspects of Early Jewish Anthropology (2016) 74
theognis Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128
worker of the earth' Geljon and Runia, Philo of Alexandria: On Cultivation: Introduction, Translation and Commentary (2013) 128