28 08, 2016

Who was the Jewish philosopher Philo

By |2016-08-28T06:46:46-07:00August 28th, 2016|Book Reviews, Thoughts|

Rediscovering Philo of Alexandria, volume IV, Numbers By Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel   Rabbi Michael Leo Samuels has just published his fourth informative volume on the pioneer philosopher Philo, a volume is on the biblical book Numbers. He drew Philo ideas from a wealth of this philosopher’s exegetical comments and arranged them according to biblical [...]

10 11, 2014

Philo: The first important Jewish philosopher

By |2014-11-10T08:09:45-07:00November 10th, 2014|Book Reviews|

Torah from Alexandria: Philo as a Biblical Commentator Volume 1: Genesis Edited by Rabbi Michael Leo Samuel Kodesh Press, 2014, 356 pages   The philosopher Philo of Alexandria, Egypt (who lived from about 20 BCE to about 50 CE) was a man who is unfortunately little known today other than by scholars, but people, Jews [...]

9 08, 2012

Philo, Epicurus, and the soul

By |2012-08-09T08:11:58-07:00August 9th, 2012|Book Reviews|

Greek and Roman Philosophy after Aristotle Edited by Jason L. Saunders The Free Press, 1966, 371 pages   Jason L. Saunders’ book is a collection of philosophical and religious writings from Epicurus in the fourth century BCE through the early writings on Christianity, until Tertullian (160-230 CE). Some thoughts ring true today; others do not; [...]