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Bibil Identifier bibil:214632
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Learning by Example: Exempla in Jerome's Translations and Revisions of Biblical Books
Author Skemp, Vincent T.M.
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 65, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 257-284 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Jerome's interest in provinding Exempla for his readers in his letters and the Vitae Patrum extended to his translations and revisions of canonical Books—Ruth 4,11; Deut 29,22(23), Esth 1,18; Zech 13,4—and to a book he considered non-canonical (Tob 2,12). Jerome related the noun exemplum to a variety of lexemes in the semantic field of obiecta aversionis. His views regarding the regulation of female behavior played a role in the plus in Esth 1,18. He viewed Ruth to some extent as a positive exemplum for his female audience, although he likely had conflicted feelings about the fact that the widow remarried. Although the lexeme does not occur in the Book of Judith, his predilections for Judith as exemplum of the chaste and virtuous widow was the impetus for the pluses in Jdt 16,26 and 10,4.
DOI 10.1163/157007211X543077
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Jerome
Pericopes Ruth 4,11
Judith 16,22
Tobit 2,12
Job 17,6
Esther 1,18
Numbers 5,21
Deuteronomy 29,22
Zechariah 13,5
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