Item description for 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) by Marco Conti...
Overview Marco Conti edits this excellent collection of commentary from the church fathers on 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther. Includes Greek and Syriac commentators who set before you a table of delights and theological insights, some in English for the very first time.
Publishers Description The church fathers, as they did in earlier books dealing with Israel's history from the time of Joshua to the united monarchy, found ample material for typological and moral interpretation in 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther. As will be immediately clear to readers of this volume, they gave much more attention to 1-2 Kings than to any of the other books addressed here; whether this was due to a certain repetitiveness in the story line or other reasons is unclear. But the narratives of wise King Solomon, the construction of the temple, the prophets Elijah and Elisha, and the fates of various faithful and unfaithful kings and other powerful people were well suited to their purposes. Among Greek commentators in this collection, readers will find Justin Martyr, Clement of Alexandria, Origen, Methodius, Eusebius of Caesarea, Athanasius, Cyril of Jerusalem, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, John Chrysostom, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyr, Procopius of Gaza and John the Monk. Among Latin commentators are Tertullian, Cyprian, Novatian, Lactantius, Ambrose, Jerome, Prudentius, Augustine, Paulinus of Nola, John Cassian, Peter Chrysologus, Maximus of Turin, Salvian the Presbyter, Fulgentius of Ruspe, Caesarius of Arles, Gregory the Great, Bede and Rabanus Maurus. Syriac commentators include Aphrahat, Ephrem, Sahdona, Isaac of Nineveh and Isho'dad of Merv. Together they set before readers a table of delights and theological insights, some of which are here available to English readers for the first time.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.06" Width: 7.32" Height: 1.67" Weight: 2.45 lbs.
Release Date Jun 21, 2008
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Ancient Christian Commentary on
ISBN 0830814752 ISBN13 9780830814756
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More About Marco Conti
STEFANO BASAGNI holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Milano, Italy, and a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Dallas. He received his BSc degree in computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1991. Since January 2002, he has been an assistant professor of Computer Engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Northeastern University.
MARCO CONTI received the Laurea degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa, Italy. He is currently a senior researcher at the Informatics and Telematics Institute (IIT) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He served as program committee chair of IFIP-TC6 Conferences "Networking2002," and "PWC2003." He is on the editorial board of ACM Mobile Computing and Communications Review.
SILVIA GIORDANO received her PhD from EPFL, Lausanne. She is currently coordinator of Wireless, Telecommunication and High Frequency at the University of Applied Science of Ticino (Switzerland), and working as scientific collaborator at IIT-CNR, Pisa (Italy). She is a technical editor of IEEE Communications Magazine.
IVAN STOJMENOVIc received a PhD degree in mathematics from the University of Zagreb. He is currently full professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He is managing editor of the Journal of Multiple-Valued Logic and Soft Computing, and an editor of IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Parallel Processing Letters, and a few other journals. He recently edited the Handbook of Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing (Wiley, 2002).
Marco Conti was born in 1962 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Instituto, IIT, Italy Professor in Medieval and Humanistic Latin Liter.
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Impressive Oct 30, 2008
A must-read for anyone who loves Christianity and who wants to know how the major Christian thinkers in the first centuries after the death of Christ interpreted the Bible.
I have no doubt that this series will stand the test of time and that it will be read for the next 100 years at least, and even longer. I am purchasing the entire series and there is not one book to date that is less than engrossing.