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Bibil Identifier bibil:247581
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Resolving Genealogical Ambiguity: Eusebius and (ps-)Ephrem on Luke 1.36
Author Crawford, Matthew R.
Journal Aramaic Studies (Volume: 14, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 83-97 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The earliest formal New Testament commentary in Syriac is the so-called Commentary on the Diatessaron attributed to Ephrem. This commentary is thoroughly at home in the world of Syriac Christianity, as seen not least in the fact that it focuses on Tatian’s idiosyncratic gospel version. Nevertheless, portions of the commentary also exhibit awareness of exegetical traditions shared with contemporary Greek authors. This paper focuses on one of the more striking of these parallels, namely, (ps-)Ephrem’s treatment of Mary’s Davidic lineage and relation to Elizabeth her ‘kinswoman’. Eusebius of Caesarea had taken up this issue in his Gospel Problems and Solutions, and the author of the Syriac commentary argues for the same three points evident in Eusebius’ treatment. Hence, the Syriac commentator has likely been directly or indirectly influenced by Eusebius’ formulation of this tradition, although specifying the manner of this transmission of ideas is impossible.
DOI 10.1163/17455227-01402005
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Ancient Versions : Diatessaron and Other Gospel harmonies : Tatian’s Diatessaron : Syriac
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Ephraem the Syrian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
Pericopes Luke 1,36
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