The Biblical Antiquities of Philo

translated by M. R. James


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This volume "is a Bible history, reaching, in its present imperfect form, from Adam to the death of Saul. It has come to us only in a Latin translation (made from Greek, and that again from a Hebrew original), and by an accident the name of the great Jewish philosopher of the first century, Philo, has been attached to it. Let me say at once that the attribution of it to him is wholly unfounded, and quite ridiculous: nevertheless I shall use his name in italics ('Philo') as a convenient short title.
"Its importance lies in this, that it is a genuine and unadulterated Jewish book of the first century - a product of the same school as the Fourth Book of Esdras and the Apocalypse of Baruch, and written, like them, in the years which followed the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70. It is thus contemporary with some of the New Testament writings, and throws light upon them as well as upon the religious thought of the Jews of its time.".

The Biblical Antiquities of Philo

Chapter I. Chapter XXIII Chapter XLIV
Chapter II Chapter XXIV Chapter XLV
Chapter III Chapter XXV Chapter XLVI
Chapter IV. Chapter XXVI Chapter XLVII
Chapter V Chapter XXVII Chapter XLVIII
Chapter VI Chapter XXVIII Chapter XLIX
Chapter VII Chapter XXIX Chapter L
Chapter VIII Chapter XXX Chapter LI
Chapter IX Chapter XXXI Chapter LII
Chapter X Chapter XXXII Chapter LIII
Chapter XI Chapter XXXIII Chapter LIV
Chapter XII Chapter XXXIV Chapter LV
Chapter XIII Chapter XXXV Chapter LVI
Chapter XIV Chapter XXXVI Chapter LVII
Chapter XV Chapter XXXVII Chapter LVIII
Chapter XVI Chapter XXXVIII Chapter LIX
Chapter XVII Chapter XXXIX Chapter LX
Chapter XVIII Chapter XL Chapter LXI
Chapter XIX Chapter XLI Chapter LXII
Chapter XX Chapter XLII Chapter LXIII
Chapter XXI Chapter XLIII Chapter LXIV
Chapter XXII Chapter LXV