ARISTOBULUS OF PANEAS


ARISTOBULUS OF PANEAS
(3rd-2nd Century B.C.)
   JEWISH Alexandrian philosopher who sought to reconcile JUDAISM with Greek PHILOSOPHY through the ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION of the HEBREW BIBLE. He argued that the HEBREW BIBLE was, in REALITY, the true source of many philosophical ideas among the Greeks. He is known to have written a commentary on the PENTATEUCH but this has been lost and is only known through quotations in CHRISTIAN writings.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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