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Philo lived in time of Jesus, was close to Jerusalem wrote 850,000 words no mention of Jesus ?
January 1, 2014, 2:58 pm
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Philo’s silence regarding Jesus is devastating to claims that Jesus in not only a fictional character. If Jesus really lived surely Philo would have mentioned him.

Philo of Alexandria, or Julius Philo, was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, during the Roman Empire.

Philo came from a noble and wealthy family. Either his father or grandfather was granted Roman citizenship from Roman dictator Gaius Julius Caesar. Philo had two brothers Alexander the Alabarch and Lysimachus.

His ancestors and family had social ties to the Priesthood in Judea; Hasmonean Dynasty, Herodian Dynasty and Julio-Claudian dynasty in Rome. Philo visited the Temple in Jerusalem at least once in his lifetime.

Philo would have been a contemporary to Jesus of Nazareth and his Apostles.

Philo along with his brothers received a thorough education. They were educated in the Hellenistic culture of Alexandria and Roman culture, to a degree in Ancient Egyptian culture and particularly in the traditions of Judaism, in the study of Jewish traditional literature[4][citation needed] and in Greek philosophy.

Philo represented the Alexandrian Jews before Roman Emperor Caligula because of civil strife between the Alexandrian Jewish and Greek communities.

Philo was an old man when he led an embassy from the Jews to the court of Emperor Gaius Caligula. The year was 39-40 AD. Philo clearly, then, lived at precisely the time that “Jesus of Nazareth” supposedly entered the world to a chorus of angels, enthralled the multitudes by performing miracles, and got himself crucified.

Philo was precisely in the right place to give testimony of Jesus if he was the Messiah or even if he preformed miracles. We know that Philo spent time in Jerusalem where he had intimate connections with the royal house of Judea. His brother, Alexander the “alabarch” (chief tax official), was one of the richest men in the east, in charge of collecting levies on imports into Roman Egypt. Alexander’s great wealth financed the silver and gold sheathing which adorned the doors of the Temple (Josephus, War 5.205). Alexander also loaned a fortune to Herod Agrippa I (Antiquities 18).

Much as Josephus would, a half century later, Philo wrote extensive apologetics on the Jewish religion and commentaries on contemporary politics. About thirty manuscripts and at least 850,000 words are extant.

Philo says not a word about Jesus, Christianity or any of the events described in the New Testament. In all his works,

Philo makes not a single reference to his contemporary “Jesus Christ”, the alleged godman. who supposedly was exorcising demons, raising the dead and causing earthquake and darkness at his death.

NOT A WORD

Philo knew nothing of Jesus !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not in thirty manuscripts and at least 850,000 words

?

 

 

Why did the  Roman Emperor Julian decide to denounce and throw out Christianity as the state Religion of Rome less that 30 years after  Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (AD 306–337) was the first to “publish” the  so called “new testament” and lead the Roman Empire to accept Christianity as the Religion of Rome.

 

Many spiritually hungry pagans were drawn to Judaism by its moral code, its valuation of human life and charity, and hope of messianic salvation and adopted Jewish customs, particularly the Sabbath and the dietary laws. Judaism spread even among upper-class Romans. Privileges granted to the Jews by Julius Caesar encouraged proselytisation: freedom from emperor worship and army service as well as the right to congregate as a religious group. Conversion was the single most important issue on which the emperors legislated in the entire history of Roman-Jewish relations. Salo Baron, in his monumental work “A Social and Religious History of the Jews”, points out that 10 percent of the Western Roman empire and 20 percent of the Eastern Roman empire concidered themselves Jewish. This was seen by Rome as a threat to the unity of the Roman empire. A fair number of Roman nobles converted to Judaism. Fulvia, the wife of Tiberius’ ‘amicus’ Saturninus, lived during the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius who ruled Roman empire from 14 AD to 37 AD, succeeding the first emperor, Augustus. Fulvia converted to Judaism.. Many Roman nobles converted to Judaism. Some are mentioned in the Talmud – including the great Jewish sage Onkelos, who was in fact the nephew of Titus Flavius. Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (AD 306–337) was the first to publish the  so called “new testament”. He  led the Roman Empire to make Christianity the state Religion with Nicene Council. To stem the tide of allegiance to Jerusalem that was becoming popular with the Roman converisions to Judiasm. Constantine himself was not a devout Christian – he didn’t convert/get baptised until he was on his death bed. Rome had almost became Jewish and was close to throwing out Christianity  with the rise to power of the Roman Emperor Julian, his full name Flavius Claudius Julianus, in 361 A.D. The ascendancy of Julian to the throne of Rome a mere quarter century after Emperor Constantine’s historic conversion temporarily crippled Christianity and threatened to wipe the emerging faith out of existence. The new emperor forbade the practice of Christianity and returned the Roman Empire to its pagan roots. He restored equal rights to the Jews, which had been restricted under Constantine and promised to help restore the Temple in Jerusalem. His untimely death two years later  prevented the most likely conversion of the state religion of the Roman Empire to Judaism. A personal friend of Roman Emperor Julian, Ammianus Marcellinus, wrote this about his effort to Rebuild the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem:

 

Julian thought to rebuild at an extravagant expense the proud Temple once at Jerusalem, and committed this task to Alypius of Antioch. Alypius set vigorously to work, and was seconded by the governor of the province.

On 26 June 363, the indecisive Battle of Samarra near Maranga, Julian was wounded when the Sassanid army raided his column .Julian in haste chose speed rather than caution, taking only his sword and leaving his coat of mail.He received a wound from a spear that reportedly pierced the lower lobe of his liver, the peritoneum and intestines. On the third day after this injury a major hemorrhage occurred and the emperor died during the night and the work of the Temple was put to a end.

 

So Why did  the  Roman Emperor Julian decide to denounce and throw out Christianity as the state Religion of Rome less that 30 years after  Roman Emperor Constantine the Great (AD 306–337) was the first to “publish” the  so called “new testament” and lead the Roman Empire to accept Christianity as the Religion of Rome. Becouse he knew a family secret

 

Bruno Bauer suggested as early as the 1840‘s that the New Testament is characteristically Hellenistic and Roman, rather than of Jewish origin . Abelard Reuchli and Cliff Carrington speculated that the Flavian emperors Vespasian, Titus and Domitian were the “new testaments” authors. In Caesar’s Messiah, Atwill writes: The Imperial family, the Flavians, invented Christianity. The Flavians, the rulers of Rome and their court intellectuals created Christianity. It is they who wrote the christan Gospels.

 

With this knowledge, that it was Roman Emperor Julian’s own family who “made up” Christianity and wrote the christan Gospels it was very easy for him to throw off Christianity as the state religion as he knew its source and he knew why it was written,. So he turned to Rebuild the Jewish Temple.

 

Extensives proofs of the Flavian origins of the “new testament” can be found at this web site

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_piso02b.htm

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Philo *was* Jesus. There is strong evidence suggesting that his philosophical musings were the meat of the hypothetical “Q” document that underpinned much of the earliest Christian documentation, orthodox and otherwise.

Comment by Frederick C Gier

Philo *was* NOT Jesus., Good try to validate the existance of jc HE WAS NOT PHILO

Comment by godssecret




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