Philo's Hebrew: The Etymologies Once Again

Philo's biblical etymologies are often used as evidence for his ignorance of Hebrew. The argument comes down to a small number of test cases where an etymology appears to depend on the Greek Bible alone. Revisiting some of these cases, I shall ask what conclusions may legitimately be drawn from them. I shall conclude with some suggestions as to the broader implications of re-opening the question of Philo's Hebrew.