Aulus Avilius Flaccus was the Egyptian prefect appointed by Tiberius in 32 CE.His rule coincided with the riots against Alexandria's Jewish population in 38 CE. According to some accounts, he may have encouraged the outbreak of violence and Flaccus was later arrested and eventually executed for his part in this event.
|Authorship: (Assumed)||Aulus Avilius Flaccus|
|Year Written: (Assumed)||32 AD|
Philo of Alexandria was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, in the Roman province of Egypt. Philo used philosophical allegory to attempt to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy with Jewish philosophy. His method followed the practices of both Jewish exegesis and Stoic philosophy. His allegorical exegesis was important for several Christian Church Fathers, but he has barely any reception history within Rabbinic Judaism. He believed that literal interpretations of the Hebrew Bible would stifle humanity's view and perception of a God too complex and marvelous to be understood in literal human terms.
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