Philo of Alexandria

Apologetics and Theology

I recently wrote a blog post about why it is good for Christians to read the Jewish philosopher Philo. Having said that, I must also acknowledge that Philo is not the easiest person to read. […]

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The Works of Philo

I just finished reading C.D. Yonge’s translation of The Works of Philo. I have been interested in Philo for some time and have even taken a course on Philo in the religious studies department at […]

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The Apologetic Value of Philo Not Mentioning Jesus

Apologetics and Theology

Fairly regularly, I hear skeptics mention Philo’s silence regarding Jesus as being devastating to claims about the historical Jesus.  If Jesus really lived, then surely Philo would have mentioned him. The truth is, aside from […]

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Divinity By Decree: Part One

One of the things that I have encountered from time to time is the claim that Jesus received his divinity by vote at the Council of Nicaea (325 AD).  For many Christians it seems preposterous […]

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