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Bibil Identifier bibil:148387
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Origen's Version of Genesis 1:2
Author Jacobson, Howard
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 59, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 181-182 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Chalcidius attributes to Origen an interpretation of the phrase "thy ybhy" in Genesis 1:2 which personifies the earth: terra autem stupida quadam erat admiratione. This can be explained by noting that Genesis Rabba on Genesis 1:2 supports a similar interpretation of "thy ybhy", probably on the basis of the Aramaic roots "thi" and "bh'", both of which denote amazement or perplexity.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Exegetical Midrashim : Genesis Rabba (GenR)
Pericopes Genesis 1,2
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