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Lossl, Josef ORCID: 2019. Commentaries. Blowers, Paul and Martens, Peter, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation, Oxford Handbooks, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 171-186.

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This chapter offers a brief history of the genre as it emerges and develops in early Christian Biblical exegesis. It traces its beginnings in Hellenistic literary-rhetorical education and genres, dedicates a section to Origen and his invention of the biblical commentary, looks into commentary topics and the implications and consequences of 'scientific' commenting, outlines briefly the history of an Antiochene and a Latin tradition, and concludes with a section on Jerome, Augustine and later developments. The chapter demonstrates that the development of the commentary in the context of early Christian biblical interpretation is an important stepping stone in the transition from late Hellenistic exegetical genres to the development of Byzantine and Medieval genres such as catenae (chain commentaries) and medieval lemma commentaries.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: In Press
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BS The Bible
D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198718390
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 14 March 2019
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 13:45

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