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Philo Of Alexandria, On The Posterity Of Cain, 38


nanand if any one accuses you of impiety, make your defence with a good courage, saying that you have been brought up very admirably by your guide and teacher, Cain, who recommended you to honour the powers that are nearest in preference to that cause which was afar off, to whom you ought to attend for many other reasons, and most especially because he showed the power of his doctrine by very evident works, having conquered Abel the expounder of the opposite doctrine, and having removed and destroyed his doctrine as well as himself.


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

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1. Philo of Alexandria, On Drunkenness, 67, 71, 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.
2. Philo of Alexandria, On The Posterity of Cain, 43, 49-51, 57-58, 60, 63-65, 77-78, 80, 39 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

39. But in my opinion and in that of my friends, death in the company of the pious would be preferable to life with the impious; for those who die in the company of the pious everlasting life will receive, but everlasting death will be the portion of those who live in the other way. XII.
3. Philo of Alexandria, On The Virtues, 221-225, 220 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

220. This nobleness has been an object of desire not only to God-loving men, but likewise to women, who have discarded the ignorance in which they have been bred up, which taught them to honour, as deities, creatures made with hands, and have learnt instead that knowledge of there being only one supreme Ruler of the universe, by whom the whole world is governed and regulated;
4. Philo of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretation, 3.107, 3.236-3.241 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Anon., The Life of Adam And Eve, 40.6 (1st cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

6. Josephus Flavius, Jewish Antiquities, 3.75, 3.300 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.75. 1. Now Moses called the multitude together, and told them that he was going from them unto mount Sinai to converse with God; to receive from him, and to bring back with him, a certain oracle; but he enjoined them to pitch their tents near the mountain, and prefer the habitation that was nearest to God, before one more remote.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
abel Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
anger, attacking seth Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
anger, wild Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
beast, attacking seth Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
beast Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
bilhah Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
blood of abel Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
cain Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
canaan Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
cattle Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
eve, nightmare of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
eye, eve, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
eye Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
foreign women Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
joseph Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
midianite women Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
moses Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398; Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
oil, healing Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
paradise, walls of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
phineas Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
potiphars wife Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
regions, paradise, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
regions Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
seductive women Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
sheep Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
sinai Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
tamar Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111
temple Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
tree Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
violence Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
walls of paradise (or garden)' Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 398
zilpah Sly, Philo's Perception of Women (1990) 111