Numenius of Apamea

Numenius of Apamea was a Greek philosopher who (along with Maximus of Tyre) was chiefly responsible for the transition from Platonist idealism to a Neoplatonic synthesis of Hellenistic, Persian, and Jewish intellectual systems during the late second century.  Many of his sayings were recorded by Amelius.  He came to believe that matter and God were inherently separate and as a result taught a strict dualism in which a demigod, or Demiurge, was responsible for creation.