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Bibil Identifier bibil:229228
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Epiphanius of Salamis and the Antiquarian's Bible
Author Jacobs, Andrew S.
Journal Journal of Early Christian Studies (Volume: 21, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 437-464 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Compared to more philosophical biblical interpreters such as Origen, Epiphanius of Salamis often appears to modern scholars as plodding, literalist, reactionary, meandering, and unsophisticated. In this article I argue that Epiphanius’s eclectic and seemingly disorganized treatment of the Bible actually draws on a common, imperial style of antiquarianism. Through an examination of four major treatises of Epiphanius—his Panarion and Ancoratus , as well as his lesser-studied biblical treatises, On Weights and Measures and On Gems —I trace this antiquarian style and suggest that perhaps Epiphanius’s antiquarian Bible might have resonated more broadly than the high-flown intellectual Bible of thinkers like Origen.
DOI 10.1353/earl.2013.0026
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Epiphanius of Salamis
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Scripture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Heresy
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