Genesis 12-50 ; Vol 2 : The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Hardback

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Genesis 12-50 ; Vol 2 : The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

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Genesis 12--50 recounts the history of the patriarchs--Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. From their mentors Paul, Peter, Stephen and the author of the letter to the Hebrews, the early fathers learned to draw out the spritual significance of the patriarchal narrative for Christian believers. The Alexandrian school especially followed Paul's allegorical use of the story of Sarah and Hagar as they interpreted the Gensis accounts. The Antiochene school eschewed allegorical interpretation but still set about to find moral lessons in the ancient narrative. For all of them the events pointed toward the promises of the age to come, the new age revealed in the resurrection of Jesus.

Among the principal Greek-speaking commentators included within this volume, readers will find Origen, Didymus the Blind, John Chrysostom and Cyril of Alexandria. Among the Latin-speaking interpreters they will find Ambrose of Milan, Augusstine of Hippo, Caesarius of Arles and Bede the Venerable. Ephrem the Syrian is the most commonly cited Syriac-speaking interpreter, while the fifth-century Catena on Genesis provides access to such fathers as Eusebius of Caesarea, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa, Didymus of Alexandria, Epiphanius of Salamis, Irenaeus of Lyons, Eusebius of Emesa, Severian of Gabala and Theodore of Mopsuestia among others.

Varied in texture and nuance, the interpreters cited provide a wealth of ancient wisdom, some appearing here in English translation for the first time, to stimulate the mind and nourish the soul of the church today.

Genesis 12-50 ; Vol 2 : The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture by Mark Sheridan;Thomas C Oden was published by Intervarsity Press in January 2009 and is our 51644th best seller. The ISBN for Genesis 12-50 ; Vol 2 : The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is 9780830814725.

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Author / Artist
Book Formathardback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (January 2009)
EditorMark Sheridan;Thomas C. Oden
Weight1007g
Number of Pages432
Thickness37 mm
Height260 mm
Width188 mm
ISBN9780830814725
ISBN-100830814728
Product Code3150
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