Commentary on Genesis Hardback
Didymus the Blind
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Commentary on Genesis
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In addition to his silence regarding his other works, remarks on specific heresies as well as Christological interpretations occur much less frequently here than in his Zechariah commentary (previously published in Fathers of the Church Vol. 111). Moreover, the heavier reliance on Philo and Origen may indicate relative inexperience. Whereas Didymus specifically names Philo in this commentary, he never identifies Origen as one of his sources even when quoting the latterverbatim. Like Origen, he rejects anthropomorphic interpretations and proceeds to an allegorical approach when the literal meaning repels him. He does not, however, neglect the literal-historical level; see, for example, his examination of the story of the Flood. All three of Origen's levels of interpretation-literal, moral, and allegorical-are mobilized here. This previously untranslated text is crucial for studies of the fourth century and of the monumental influence of Origen.
Commentary on Genesis was published by The Catholic University of America Press in April 2016. The ISBN for Commentary on Genesis is 9780813228457.
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|Page last updated||17th December 2016|
|Publisher||The Catholic University of America Press (April 2016)|
|Number of Pages||277|