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Bibil Identifier bibil:95872
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Commentaries of Origen and Jerome on St Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians
Author Heine, Ronald E.
Series Oxford Early Christian Studies
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 10092
Place 227.42.07
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford et al.
ISBN 0-19-924551-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 297 Pages
xii Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract It has long been known that Jerome depended on Origen to some extent in producing his own commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians. Several excerpts from Origen's commentary on Ephesians have been preserved in Greek. This book demonstrates the extent of Jerome's dependence on Origen by placing English translations of these excerpts from Origen's Commentary on Ephesians parallel to the English translation of Jerome's commentary on Ephesians. These parallels show that in every case where Jerome's commentary can be compared with Origen's, Jerome has followed Origen, either by translating his text or paraphrasing his thought. By this and other means, all the passages that can be attributed in some degree to Origen have been identified in Jerome's commentary in order to allow Origen's comments on Ephesians to be heard again, even if muffled at times, through the words of Jerome. This is important because Origen's commentary, in all probability, was the first complete commentary ever composed on the Epistle to the Ephesians. Origen's comments are sometimes philological, discussing the meaning of Greek words in the text and the syntax of the phrases in the Greek sentences of Paul. His comments deal also with theology, for Ephesians provided many texts that were key elements in some of his theological views, such as the pre-existent church, the constitution of the foundation of the material world after the fall, God's foreknowledge, the unity of revelation based on the ancient prophets’ knowledge of God's future work in Christ, and the Christian struggle against hostile spiritual powers.
DOI 10.1093/0199245517.001.0001
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Letters of Paul : Ephesians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Jerome
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
Genres Modern Translation
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