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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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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • 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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Bible
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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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • 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
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  • Didymus
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Judaism
  • Religion
  • Philosophy & Religion
Label
Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xii) and indexes
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Note to the Reader; Abbreviations and Sigla; Select Bibliography; Introduction; Introduction; The Genesis Commentary among the Works of Didymus; Text of the Commentary on Genesis; Didymus's Biblical Text; Didymus's Approach to Scripture and Style of Commentary; Didymus as Interpreter of Genesis; Theological Accents of the Commentary on Genesis; Significance of Didymus's Commentary on Genesis; Commentary on Genesis; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen
  • Chapter SeventeenIndices; Index of Proper Names; Index of Holy Scripture
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ocn953459107
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1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780813228464
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computer
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rdamedia
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22573/ctt1d8p0s0
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953459107
Label
Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xii) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Note to the Reader; Abbreviations and Sigla; Select Bibliography; Introduction; Introduction; The Genesis Commentary among the Works of Didymus; Text of the Commentary on Genesis; Didymus's Biblical Text; Didymus's Approach to Scripture and Style of Commentary; Didymus as Interpreter of Genesis; Theological Accents of the Commentary on Genesis; Significance of Didymus's Commentary on Genesis; Commentary on Genesis; Chapter One; Chapter Two; Chapter Three; Chapter Four; Chapter Five; Chapter Six; Chapter Seven; Chapter Eight; Chapter Twelve; Chapter Fifteen; Chapter Sixteen
  • Chapter SeventeenIndices; Index of Proper Names; Index of Holy Scripture
Control code
ocn953459107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813228464
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1d8p0s0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)953459107

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