Item description for Theodoret of Cyrus, the Questions on the Octateuch: On Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (The Library of Early Christianity) by John F. Petruccione, Robert C. Hill & Theodoret...
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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Studio: Catholic University of America Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.95" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.95" Weight: 1.04 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Catholic University of America Press
ISBN 0813215013 ISBN13 9780813215013
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More About John F. Petruccione, Robert C. Hill & Theodoret
Editorial Director John F. Petruccione is associate professor in the Department of Greek and Latin at the Catholic University of America. Translator Robert C. Hill is honorary fellow and adjunct professor at the Australian Catholic University. He has translated many volumes in the Fathers of the Church Series.
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