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The Resource Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill

Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill

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Commentary on Genesis
Title
Commentary on Genesis
Statement of responsibility
Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill
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  • eng
  • gre
  • eng
Summary
"Blind since early childhood, the Egyptian theologian and monk Didymus (ca. 313-398) wielded a masterful knowledge of Scripture, philosophy, and previous biblical interpretation, earning the esteem of his contemporaries Athanasius, Antony of Egypt, Jerome, Rufinus, and Palladius, as well as the historians Socrates and Theodoret in the decades following his death. Certain features of the Genesis commentary, unfortunately not preserved in its entirety, seem to indicate that it may have been Didymus's earliest work. Not only is he silent in regard to his other works, but remarks on specific heresies as well as christological interpretations occur much less frequently here than in his Zechariah commentary. Moreover, the heavier reliance on Philo and Origen may indicate relative inexperience. Whereas Didymus specifically names Philo in this commentary, he never identifies Origen as one of his sources even when quoting the latter verbatim. Like Origen, he rejects anthropomorphic interpretations and proceeds to an allegorical approach when the literal meaning repels him. He does not, however, neglect the literal-historical level; see, for example, his examination of the story of the Flood. All three of Origen's levels of interpretation--literal, moral, and allegorical--are mobilized here. This previously untranslated text is crucial for studies of the fourth century and of the monumental influence of Origen."
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approximately 313-approximately 398
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Didymus
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English, translated from the original Greek. Introduction and notes in English
LC call number
BS1235
LC item number
.D4913 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1931-2007
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Hill, Robert C.
Series statement
The Fathers of the church, a new translation
Series volume
volume 132
Label
Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
930447509
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780813228457
Lccn
2015035574
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)930447509
Label
Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
930447509
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 235 pages
Isbn
9780813228457
Lccn
2015035574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)930447509

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