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Bibil Identifier bibil:204785
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A Catena Hauniensis Discovered for the Book of Canticles
Author Ceulemans, Reinhart
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 85, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 63-70 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The present article advances the study of the patristic exegesis of the book of Canticles by introducing a new catena to the scholarly forum. It elaborates on three perspectives of the catena Hauniensis, which was unknown until now and is named after one of its manuscripts (Hauniensis, Gamle Kongelige Samling 6,2°). Firstly, the contents of the catena are discussed. Although its title identifies the exegesis as a mere summary of the homilies on Canticles by Gregory of Nyssa, other Fathers can be identified as well. In addition to fragments of Origen, Philo of Carpasia and Cyril of Alexandria, the catena presents unidentified exegesis. Secondly, the manuscript tradition is looked into: the so-called catena Athonita is not and independent witness, but testifies to the last part of the catena Hauniensis. Thirdly, some examples illustrate how this discovery may offer an interesting contribution to the research of both the catena traditions of the Solomonic books and the textual criticism of LXX Canticles.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.85.1.2040695
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Exegetical Catenae
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
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