Thursday, October 18, 2012

SELECTIONS FROM PHILO JUDAEUS

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): “...For as those who cannot look upon the sun himself, behold him in his - ( reflected ) - light, ( even thus ) do they regard the Image of God, who is ( His Angel ), the Word, - ( as ) - God himself…” - (Page 21, De Plant. Noe, Introduction, The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan ben Uzziel on the Pentateuch : with the fragments of the Jerusalem Targum from the Chaldee by John Wesley Etheridge 1862)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): “...Over these ( the things created ) – God – has placed – his right Word, his First-Begotten Son, who, as ( the Viceroy of a mighty King ), – recieves – the charge of the sacred flock. Thus, also it is written: “Behold I Am : I will send ( Mine Angel ) before thy face to keep thee in the way…” - (Page 22, De Agricul., Introduction, The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan ben Uzziel on the Pentateuch : with the fragments of the Jerusalem Targum from the Chaldee by John Wesley Etheridge 1862)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): “...to ( the ) - ( Arch-Angel ), the ( Eldest ) Word, the Father of the universe hath accorded this illustrious gift, that standing as a ( Mediator ), he should determine between the creature and the Creator. He is at once the Supliant on behalf of perishing mortals to the In-Corruptible, and ( the Ambassador ) of the ( Sovereign ) -- to – His subjects…” - (Page 22, Quis Rer. Div, Haer., Introduction, The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan ben Uzziel on the Pentateuch : with the fragments of the Jerusalem Targum from the Chaldee by John Wesley Etheridge 1862)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): “...Placed over the ark, and winged, are the Cherubim, who ( represent ) the creative and royal ( power ). But over these is the Divine Word, who does not assume a visible appearance, nor resemble anything accessible by sense, but, existing as ( the Image of God ), is the ( Eldest of all ) things that can be known, ( placed nearest ), and without any thing intervening, ( to ) Him who ( alone ) is the Self-Existent…” - (Page 20-21, De Profugis, Introduction,The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan ben Uzziel on the Pentateuch : with the fragments of the Jerusalem Targum from the Chaldee by John Wesley Etheridge 1862)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): “...Moses, wondering at the boundless excellence ( of ) - ( the Un-Begotten ), saith, thou shalt swear by His name, not by Himself : it is enough to pledge our faith ( by ) - ( the Begotten ), and to invoke the Divine Word to witness…” - (Page 21, De Leg. Alleg., Introduction, The Targums of Onkelos and Jonathan ben Uzziel on the Pentateuch : with the fragments of the Jerusalem Targum from the Chaldee by John Wesley Etheridge 1862)

GREEK TEXT: “…κατὰ τὸν πρωτόγονον αὐτοῦ λόγον, τὸν ἀγγέλων πρεσβύτατον, ὡς ἂν ἀρχάγγελον, πολυώνυμον ὑπάρχοντα· καὶ γὰρ ἀρχὴ καὶ ὄνομα θεοῦ καὶ λόγος καὶ ὁ κατ’ εἰκόνα ἄνθρωπος καὶ ὁ ὁρῶν, Ἰσραήλ, προσαγορεύεται...” - (Chapter 27:146(b), "ΠΕΡΙ ΣΥΓΧΥΣΕΩΣ ΔΙΑΛΕΚΤΩΝ," “De Confusione Linguarum,” (ed. P. Wendland, post R. Khazarzar) Philonis Alexandrini opera quae supersunt, vol. 2. Berlin: Reimer, (repr. De Gruyter, 1962), pp. 229–267. 1897.)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): "...according to [THE] FIRST ONE TO BE BORN, HIS LOGOS, THE OLDEST OF THE ANGELS, CERTAINLY AS [THE] ARCH-ANGEL HAVING MULTIPLE NAMES, WHO CAME INTO EXISTENCE FROM UNDER A BEGINNING. For he is also named: "Beginning" and "Name of God" and "Logos" and "Man according to His image" and "The Seer", "Israel"..." - (Chapter 27:146(b), Philo Judaeus, Latin Tittle: "De Confusione Linguarum" Greek Tittle: ΠΕΡΙ ΣΥΓΧΥΣΕΩΣ ΔΙΑΛΕΚΤΩΝ or "Concerning [the] Confusion of Dialects" Translated by Matt13weedhacker 4/7/11-Revised 12/09/11)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): "...according to HIS FIRST-BORN WORD, THE ELDEST OF HIS ANGELS, AS THE GREAT ARCH-ANGEL OF MANY NAMES; for he is called, the Authority, and the name of god, and the Word, and Man according to God's image, and He who sees Israel..." - (Chapter 27:146(b), De Confusione Linguarum,” Page 247, “The Works of Philo Judaeus, The contemporary of Josephus, translated from the Greek,” By Charles Duke Yonge, London, H. G. Bohn, 1854-1890.)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E to 50 C.E.): "...in relation to ( GOD'S ) FIRST-BORN AND ELDEST MESSENGER, THE WORD: THAT IS THE MULTI-NAMED ARCHANGEL (WHO WAS) AT THE BEGINNING. For he is also called "the Beginning" and THE "NAME OF GOD" and the "Word" and the "Man after his Image" and "Israel the Seer..." - (Chapter 27:146(b), Philo, Confusion 145-146 Perspective on the World of Jesus with new translations from primary texts by Mahlon H. Smith 1999-2008.)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E - 50 C.E.): “...If any one be not yet worthy to be called the son of God, yet endeavor thou to be conformed unto HIS FIRST-BEGOTTEN WORD, THE MOST ANCIENT ANGEL, THE ARCHANGEL WITH MANY NAMES; for he is called 'The Beginning,' 'The Name of God,' 'The Man according to the image of God,' 'The Seer of Israel'...” - (Chapter 27:146(b), Page 96, “On The Confusion of Tounges,” The Works of John Owen: “An exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews,” By John Owen, William H. Goold. 1854.)

PHILO JUDAEUS (circa. 20 B.C.E - 50 C.E.): “...But if there be any as yet unfit to be called a son of God, let him press to take his place under GOD'S FIRST-BORN, THE WORD, WHO HOLDS THE ELDERSHIP AMONG THE ANGELS, THEIR ARCHANGEL AS IT WERE. AND MANY OTHER NAMES ARE HIS, for he is called 'The Beginning,' and 'The Name of God,' and 'His Word,' and 'The Man after His image,' and 'He that sees,' that is Israel'. [...] For if we have not yet become fit to thought of sons of God yet we may be sons of His invisible image, the most holy Word. For the Word is the eldest-born image of God...” - (Chapter 27:146(b), Page 282, “On The Confusion of Tounges,” Reading John: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the Fourth Gospel By Charles H. Talbert. 2005.)

...No one --- has seen God --- at any time...” - John 1:18 NASB

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