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PA4268 .A4 1552 "Philćonos Ioudaiou eis ta tou Mćosećos : Kosmopoićetika, Historika, Nomothetika. Tou autou monobibla. = Philonis Iudaei in libros Mosis : De mundi opificio, Historicos, De legibus. Eiusdem libri singulares. Ex bibliotheca regia.."
"Philo, of Alexandria."

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Philo Judaeus. In Libro Mosis de Mundi Opificio, Historicos de Legibus. Parisiis, 14 August 1552. Ex Officina Adriani Turnebi . Editio princeps of Philo of Alexandria. Head-pieces and large wood-cut initials, Greek type, printer's device on title page. Bound in 19th century calf-backed boards. On fly-leaf: Ex Libris Cornelii Jansenii Accojensis. Also on t-p ownership entry by l'Ecluse, the Hellenist, dated 1806.

Philo, an Alexandrian Jew, was greatly influenced by Plato and to some extent by the Stoics. He used the Greek language rather than Hebrew. Although he was an Orthodox Jew and regarded the Old Testament as ultimate truth, he wrote an allegorical interpretation of Genesis. He was the greatest Jewish philosopher of the Alexandrian school. Adrian Turnebe, the French scholar-printer, was "the first critical editor of classical texts in the Golden Age of French humanism)." (Tilley, Literary History of the French Renaissance), The book is from the collection of Cornelis Jansen, 1585-1639, founder of Jansenism.



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