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Bibil Identifier bibil:202014
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Gregory of Antioch: Homilia in S. Theophania (CPG 7385) - Gleanings of Text and Theme
Author Birdsall, J.N.
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 531-537 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A preliminary study of Gregory of Antioch's Homilia in S. Theophania in its Greek, Syriac, and Latin versions points to the complexity and value of the ancient homily tradition. With respect to biblical citations, themes, and exegetical elements—such as the ‘fire on the Jordan’ at Jesus’ baptism, the study reveals that the various forms of the homily share a common heritage yet participate in distinctive traditions. Preserving archaic details, especially in its original and Syriac forms, the homily exemplifies the value of later patristic works for our knowledge of earlier traditions and interpretations.
DOI 10.1093/jts/flp079
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Homily
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Antioch
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