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By Jerome,Thomas P. Scheck

ISBN-10: 0830829172

ISBN-13: 9780830829170

Jerome (c. 347–419/20), one of many West's 4 medical professionals of the church, was once famous early on as one of many church's greatest translators, commentators, and advocates of Christian asceticism. expert in Hebrew and Greek as well as his local Latin, he used to be completely conversant in Jewish traditions and taken them to undergo on his realizing of the outdated testomony. starting in 379, Jerome used his huge linguistic abilities to translate Origen's commentaries and, ultimately, to translate and touch upon Scripture himself.

Jerome begun writing commentaries at the twelve minor prophets in 392 whereas getting ready his Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible. After finishing Nahum, Micah, Zephaniah, Haggai, and Habakkuk, he used to be interrupted in 393 by way of the Origenist controversy, and then he grew to become a vocal critic of Origen of Alexandria. He comprehensive his commentaries on Jonah and Obadiah in 396. those seven commentaries are available quantity one. The Origenist controversy and his remark on Matthew occupied his time for the following numerous years. He eventually accomplished the remainder of the twelve prophets in 406. This historical Christian textual content quantity, edited and translated via Thomas Scheck in collaboration with classics scholars from Ave Maria collage, comprises these ultimate 5 commentaries on Zechariah, Malachi, Hosea, Joel, and Amos.

Throughout those commentaries Jerome refers often to the paintings of past commentators, and his non secular exegesis is based seriously at the exegetical paintings of Origen—though he recognizes that "I haven't them in everything." Jerome hears in those texts God's judgment and mercy not just on Israel yet specifically at the Christian neighborhood. In Amos, for instance, he says that "whatever we've stated approximately Judah refers back to the church." He wrestles in particular with the scandalous message of Hosea, which he refers to as drowning with Pharaoh throughout the crossing of the pink Sea. yet he trusts that "the methods of the Lord are the studying of the outdated and New testomony, the certainty of the holy Scriptures." Jerome's magisterial commentaries aid us stroll extra faithfully in God's ways.

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