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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy : The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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From its inception the church has always had a Bible--the Jewish Scriptures. But Christians have not read these Scriptures in the same way the Jews did. They have read them in the light of what God did in Jesus the Christ. Thus the Jewish Scriptures became for Christian readers the Old Testament.

This Ancient Christian Commentary on Exodus through Deuteronomy bears ample witness to this new way of reading these ancient texts. Among the earliest interpreters whose works remain extant is Origen, who virtually single-handedly assured the Old Testament a permanent place within the Christian church through his extensive commentary and reflection. His twenty-seventh homily on Numbers is particularly noteworthy for his interpretation of the forty-two stopping places in the desert wanderings as the forty-two stages of growth in the spiritual life.

Among Greek-speaking interpreters, the current volume draws widely on John Chrysostom, Clement of Alexandria, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyr and John of Damascus. Among Latin-speaking interpreters, quotations from Augustine, Ambrose, Jerome, Peterius, Caesarius of Arles, Cassiodorus and Isidore are found in abundance. Ephrem and Aphrahat are represented among Syriac speakers. Numerous other interpreters are present from each grouping.

Varied in texture and nuance, the interpreters included in this volume edited by Joseph T. Lienhard display a treasure house of ancient wisdom that speaks with eloquence and intellectual acumen to the church today.

Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy : The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture by Joseph T. Lienhard was published by Inter-Varsity Press in September 2001. The ISBN for Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy : The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is 9780830814732.

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Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherInter-Varsity Press (September 2001)
Edition3rd
Weight1034g
Number of Pages400
Thickness38 mm
Height254 mm
Width178 mm
ISBN9780830814732
ISBN-100830814736
Product Code1164628
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