The Resource Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill

Commentary on Genesis, Didymus the Blind ; translated by Robert C. Hill

Label
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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Dewey number
222/.1107
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English, translated from the original Greek. Introduction and notes in English
LC call number
BS1235
LC item number
.D4913 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Fathers of the church, a new translation
Series volume
volume 132
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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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn953459107
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1 online resource (xii, 235 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780813228457
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)953459107
  • jstor0813228468

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