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Bibil Identifier bibil:236451
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Saint Cyril of Alexandria
Title (English, ) Commentary on the Twelve Prophets, Volume 1
Translator Hill, Robert C.
Series The Fathers of the Church (Volume: 115)
Year (Publication) 2007
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2007
Year (Copyright) 2007
Year (Reference) 2007
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 1630/1
Place 23 "00/07" CYRA7 Com
Publishing house The Catholic University of America Press
Place Washington
ISBN 978-0-8132-0115-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
317 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Translation
Notes Translated by Robert C. Hill
Abstract Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria (412-444), is best known as a protagonist in the christological controversy of the second quarter of the fifth century. Readers may be surprised therefore to find such polemic absent from this early work on the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. Another possibly unexpected feature of this Alexandrian commentary is its focus on historical exegesis, which reveals Cyril's serious interest in the fortunes of the people of Israel and Judah in the centuries preceding and following the exile. Unlike his predecessor Didymus the Blind, Cyril abjures an approach that dismisses the historicity of the text (as in his opening defense of Hosea's marriage), and he proceeds to other levels of interpretation, moral and spiritual, only after a preliminary examination of the historical.
Indebted to the diverse approaches of Didymus, Jerome, and Theodore, Cyril appears in this work as a balanced commentator, eclectic in his attitude and tolerant of alternative views. Although he displays an occasional uncertainty in his grasp of historical and geographical details, as well as an inclination to verbosity, Cyril has conspicuously influenced the exegesis of his younger contemporary Theodoret of Cyrus, and has made a vital contribution to the development of biblical interpretation in the church.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Cyril of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Hosea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Joel
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