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Bibil Identifier bibil:213117
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Bishops on the Chair of Pestilence: Ambrosiaster's Polemical Exegesis of Psalm 1.1
Author Lunn-Rockliffe, Sophie
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 19, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 79-99 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines Ambrosiaster's exegesis of Psalm 1 in his quaestio 110, focusing on his strikingly lengthy explanation of the cathedra pestilentiae of Ps 1.1. It locates his interpretation of the cathedra pestilentiae in a particular tradition of Latin anti-heretical scriptural allusion: Cyprian's polemic against rigorists and Optatus of Milevis's denunciation of Donatist antibishops. This illuminates the likely target of this passage as the Donatist antibishop of Rome in the late 370s, Claudian. However, the connections between q. 110 and other quaestiones suggest that Ambrosiaster may also have had the Novatianists in his sights.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2011.0004
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Ambrosiaster
Pericopes Psalms 1,1
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