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Theodoret of Cyrus, the Questions on the Octateuch: On Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, and Ruth (The Library of Early Christianity) [Paperback]

By John F. Petruccione (Author), Robert C. Hill (Author) & Theodoret (Author)
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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
Pages   431
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.95" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.95"
Weight:   1.04 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2008
Publisher   Catholic University of America Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0813215013  
ISBN13  9780813215013  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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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Excellent  Aug 3, 2008
Since this is just volume 2 of a two-volume set, see my comments on volume 1: The Questions on the Octateuch: On Genesis and Exodus (The Library of Early Christianity).
 

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