“I think that the Philonic corpus is the single most important body of material from Second Temple Judaism for our understanding of the development of Christianity in the first and second centuries. . . . I am convinced, that the Philonic corpus helps us to understand the dynamics of early Christianity more adequately than any other corpus.”
from G.E. Sterling, ‘“Philo has not been used half enough”: The significance of Philo of Alexandria for the Study of the New Testament,’ in Perspectives in Religious Studies 30 (2003):252.