Philo, Volume IV: On the Confusion of Tongues. On the by Philo, F. H. Colson, G. H. Whitaker

By Philo, F. H. Colson, G. H. Whitaker

The thinker Philo was once born approximately 20 BCE to a in demand Jewish kin in Alexandria, the manager domestic of the Jewish Diaspora in addition to the manager middle of Hellenistic tradition; he used to be educated in Greek in addition to Jewish studying. In trying to reconcile biblical teachings with Greek philosophy he built principles that had extensive impact on Christian and Jewish spiritual proposal. The Loeb Classical Library variation of the works of Philo is in ten volumes and supplementations, allotted as follows. quantity I: production; Interpretation of Genesis II and III. II: at the Cherubim; The Sacrifices of Abel and Cain; the more serious assaults the higher; The Posterity and Exile of Cain; at the Giants. III: The Unchangeableness of God; On Husbandry; Noah's paintings as a Planter; On Drunkenness; On Sobriety. IV: The Confusion of Tongues; The Migration of Abraham; The inheritor of Divine issues; at the initial stories. V: On Flight and discovering; switch of Names; On goals. VI: Abraham; Joseph; Moses. VII: The Decalogue; On distinct legislation Books I–III. VIII: On distinct legislation booklet IV; at the Virtues; Rewards and Punishments. IX: each strong guy Is unfastened; The Contemplative existence; The Eternity of the area; opposed to Flaccus; Apology for the Jews; On windfall. X: at the Embassy to Gaius; indexes. complement I: questions about Genesis. II: questions about Exodus; index to vitamins.

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A 14 35 PHILO εΰνοιαν, κολακείας νόθης εταίρος ών, φιλίας γνησίου πολέμιος, αληθείας εχθρός, υπέρμαχος ψεύδους, βραδύς ώφελήσαι, ταχύς βλάφαι, διαβαλεΐν προ­ χειρότατος, ύπερασπίσαι μελλητής, δεινός φενακίσαι, φευδορκότατος, άπιστότατος, δούλος οργής, εΐκων ηδονή, φύλαζ κακών, φθορεύς αγαθών. 49 X I I I . ταύτα και τά τοιαύτα τής άδομένης και θαυμαζομένης ειρήνης περιμάχητα κειμήλια, άπερ ή εκάστου τών αφρόνων άγαλματοφορούσα διάνοια τεθηπε και προσκυνεί, εφ ο$ς είκότως και πάς σοφός άχθεται, και προς γε την μητέρα και τιθήνην εαυτού, σοφίαν, εΐωθε λέγειν " ώ μήτερ, ήλίκον με ετεκες," ού δυνάμει σώματος, άλλά τή προς <τό> μισοπόνηρον αλκή, άνθρω­ πον αηδίας και μάχης, φύσει μέν είρηνικόν, διά δέ τούτο και πολεμικόν κατά τών αίσχυνόντων το 50 περιμάχητον κάλλος ειρήνης.

B u t t h e w i s e , m a n in t h e first place gains a privilege vouch­ safed t o him from God, who ever stands fast, a privilege which is t h e congener of His power which never swerves and never wavers. For it was said to him " Stand thou here with m e " ( D e u t . v. 31), to t h e e n d t h a t h e should p u t off doubt and hesitation, t h e qualities of t h e unstable mind, and put on that surest and m o s t stable quality, faith. This is his 28 6 0 d b This translation is given in despair.

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