Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

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"[...]privileges. The petty tyrants of all ages have persecuted Jews on the plea of securing uniformity among their subjects; but the great conqueror-statesmen who have made history, realizing that progress is brought about by unity in difference, have recognized in Jewish individuality a force making for progress. Whereas the pure Hellenes had put all the other peoples of the world in the single category of barbarians, their Macedonian conqueror forced upon them a broader view, and, regarding his empire as a world-state, made Greeks and ...
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"[...]privileges. The petty tyrants of all ages have persecuted Jews on the plea of securing uniformity among their subjects; but the great conqueror-statesmen who have made history, realizing that progress is brought about by unity in difference, have recognized in Jewish individuality a force making for progress. Whereas the pure Hellenes had put all the other peoples of the world in the single category of barbarians, their Macedonian conqueror forced upon them a broader view, and, regarding his empire as a world-state, made Greeks and Orientals live together, and prepared the way for a mingling of races and culture. Alexander the Great became a notable figure in the Talmud and Midrashim, and many a marvellous legend was told about his passing visit to Jerusalem during his march to Egypt.[1] The high priest-whether it was Jaddua, Simon, or Onias the records do not make clear-is said to have gone out to meet him, and to have compelled the reverence and homage of the[...]".
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  • ISBN-13: 9781505251630
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/23/2015
  • Pages: 148
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.32 (d)

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