Middle Platonism

Philo Judaeus

Philo Philo Judaeus (20 B.C.E.- 45 or 50 C.E.) was an Alexandrian Jewish philosopher who synthesized Greek philosophy with Judaism by means of an allegorical interpretation of scripture.  He was the first theologian to distinguish between the knowability of God's existence and the unknowability of his essence.


One of the most important.many Platonists of the second century C.E.

web pageThe Platonic Doctrines of Albinus - Translated from the Greek by Jeremiah Reedy - Phanes Press (not on-line text)

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