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The Resource Commentary on Zechariah, translated by Robert C. Hill

Commentary on Zechariah, translated by Robert C. Hill

Label
Commentary on Zechariah
Title
Commentary on Zechariah
Statement of responsibility
translated by Robert C. Hill
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"The book of Zechariah is "the longest and most obscure" of the Twelve Minor Prophets, Jerome remarked. That may have been the reason why in 386 he visited the Alexandrian scholar Didymus the Blind and requested a work on this prophet. Though long thought to be lost, the work was rediscovered in 1941 at Tura outside Cairo along with some other biblical commentaries. As a result we have in our possession a commentary on Zechariah by Didymus that enjoys particular distinction as his only complete work on a biblical book extant in Greek whose authenticity is established, which comes to us by direct manuscript tradition, and has been critically edited. Thus it deserves this first appearance in English." "A disciple of Origen, whose work on Zechariah reached only to chapter five and is no longer extant, Didymus's commentary on this apocalyptic book illustrates the typically allegorical approach to the biblical text that we associate with Alexandria. Even Cyril of Alexandria in the next generation will lean rather to the historical style of commentary found in the Antiochene scholars Theodore and Theodoret, whose works on the Twelve are also extant and who had Didymus open before them. Didymus alone offers his readers a wide range of spiritual meanings on the obscure verses of Zechariah, capitalizing on his extraordinary familiarity with Holy Writ (despite his disability), and proceeding on a process of interpretation-by-association, frequently invoking also etymology and number symbolism to plumb the meaning of the text."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
E7B
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approximately 313-approximately 398
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Didymus
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Ancient Greek
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
  • Fathers of the church
Series volume
  • v. 111
  • v. 111
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  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Allegorical interpretations of sacred works
  • Zacharia (bijbelboek)
  • Grekisk fornkristen litteratur
Label
Commentary on Zechariah, translated by Robert C. Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages ix-xi) 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
Circumstances of composition of the Zechariah Commentary -- Text of the Commentary, Didymus's Biblical text -- Didymus's approach to Scripture -- Style of commentary -- Didymus as interpreter of Zechariah -- Theological accents of the Commentary -- Significance of the Commentary on Zechariah -- Commentary on Zechariah
Control code
ocn647916487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813212111
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25gjb9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647916487
Label
Commentary on Zechariah, translated by Robert C. Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages ix-xi) 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
Circumstances of composition of the Zechariah Commentary -- Text of the Commentary, Didymus's Biblical text -- Didymus's approach to Scripture -- Style of commentary -- Didymus as interpreter of Zechariah -- Theological accents of the Commentary -- Significance of the Commentary on Zechariah -- Commentary on Zechariah
Control code
ocn647916487
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 372 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813212111
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25gjb9
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647916487

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