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FRAGMENTS

OF

PHILO JUDÆUS.

London: C. J. CLAY & SONS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS WAREHOUSE,

AVE MARIA LANE.

Cambridge: DEIGHTON, BELL AND CO.

Leipzig: F. A. BROCKHAUS.

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PROFESSOR OF BIBLICAL LANGUAGES IN HAVERFORD COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA.

WITH TWO FACSIMILES.

EDITED FOR THE SYNDICS OF THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

CAMBRIDGE:

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

(All Rights reserved.)

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X 887

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CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A. AND SONS,

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS,

MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN.

PREFACE.

M63559 / SAMS

THIS
THIS little book may perhaps be described most succinctly, as

scaffolding for the next edition of Philo. It has often been
a regret to me that, especially in England, this great writer has
been so slenderly prized, and I well remember the indignation
with which I first read the sentences in Liddon's Bampton Lec-
tures in which he is described as “only a thoughtful, not insin-
cere, but half-heathenized believer in the Revelation of Sinai,
groping in a twilight which he has made darker by his Hellenic
tastes.” Nor was the feeling diminished when one found that in
depreciating so great a writer the theologian too often had as
companions the philosopher and the historian, and that no one
has in recent times arisen to illustrate towards the indifferent
or superficial student the Philonean maxim that the wise man
is the ransom of the foolish. Perhaps we may yet find that we
have carried bricks for some such master-builder.

With regard to the book itself, it will be noticed that it is published at the

expense of the Syndics of the University Press and with the excellence of mechanical workmanship which characterises that famous establishment. But for the assistance thus

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