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Theodoret of Cyrus: Vol. 1 The Questions on the Octateuch, Volume 1 on Genesis and Exodus.

Author/creator Petruccione, John F. 1950- Revised by
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoWashington : Catholic University of America Press Boulder : NetLibrary, Incorporated [Distributor]
Description345 p. 08.160 x 05.450 in.
Supplemental Content Full text available from Ebook Central - Academic Complete
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Series Library of Early Christianity Ser.
Summary Annotation Shortly before his death (ca. 460), as his health was failing, Theodoret decided to undertake a monumental project of exegesis. In the more than two decades of his episcopacy, he had commented on both the prophets and the sapiential literature of the Hebrew Scriptures. Now he would expound the historical books. For his commentary on the Octateuch, he adopted the format of question and answer. This device allowed the expositor to focus attention on particularly challenging passages that could give rise to misunderstanding. Long experience had taught him that "careless reading of holy Scripture is the cause of error among ordinary people." Intimately acquainted with every detail of the text, well-informed about contemporary Judaism, and steeped in the works of previous interpreters, he makes his way through a massive body of text with concision, a sure sense for the significant and the controversial, and a thoughtful moderation respectful of the accomplishments of Alexandrian, as well as Antiochene, biblical scholarship.
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Technical detailsMode of access: World Wide Web
Genre/formElectronic books.
LCCN 2007001312
ISBN9780813214993
ISBN0813214998 (Perfect) Active Record
Standard identifier# 9780813214993
Stock number00005339

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