ARISTOBULUS, of Paneas (c. 16o B.c.), a Jewish philos opher of the Peripatetic school. Gercke places him in the time of Ptolemy X. Philometor (end of and century), Anatolius in that of Ptolemy II. Philadelphus; but the middle of the and cen tury is more probable. He was among the earliest of the Jewish Alexandrian philosophers whose aim was to reconcile Greek phil osophical conceptions with the Jewish religion. A few fragments of his work, apparently entitled Commentaries on the Writings of Moses, are quoted by Clement, Eusebius and other theological writers. He tried to prove that early Greek philosophers had bor rowed from Scripture, but the passages quoted were obvious forgeries.