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Numenius of Apamea°

NUMENIUS OF APAMEA° (c. 150–200 C.E.), Greek philosopher, author of a lost work "On the Good" where he introduced the Jews to support his Platonic-Pythagorean view of God as incorporeal. A quotation in Eusebius, Praeparatio Evangelica 9:8, praises Moses; according to *Clement of Alexandria Numenius called Plato, whom he revered, "Moses speaking pure Greek."

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2007 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.