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Bibil Identifier bibil:117192
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Erasmus' Commentary on Psalm 2
Author Jenkins, Allan K.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 3, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2000
Year (Copyright) 2000
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2000
Year (Reference) 2000
Language English
Pages - Pages
Genre Original
Notes 17 pages.
Abstract Erasmus' failure to master Hebrew raises the question of how his ad fontes approach to biblical interpretation applied to the Old Testament. His 76-page ‘commentary’ on Psalm 2 shows that he does make use of Hebrew, though his insights are derivative, mostly from Jerome or Augustine. In some places, however, he bases his exposition on the LXX and, where this differs from the Hebrew, on both. Erasmus reads the psalm as applying to Christ rather than David, and his philological scholarship is used to serve his interpretative aim of contemporary application in accordance with his ‘philosophy of Christ’.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Renaissance - Reformation (15th -16th cent.) : Erasmus, Desiderius
Pericopes Psalms 2
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