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Glaphyra on the Pentateuch Volume 1

Glaphyra on the Pentateuch Volume 1 review æ 3 Cyril of Alexandria ca 376 444 is best known for his defense of orthodoxy at the time of the Nestorian controversy over the nature of Christ However by far the larger part of Cyril's literary output consisted of commentaries on books of both Old and New Testaments written before the Christological debate was sparked off in 428 One of these works of major proportions was the so called Glaphyra elegant comments on the Pentateuch This comprises a total of thirteen separate books or volumes seven on Genesis three on Exodus and one each on Leviticus Numbers and Deuteronomy The comments primarily concern.

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Glaphyra on the Pentateuch Volume 1 review æ 3 The narrative portions of the Pentateuch hence the greater space given to Genesis though a number of the legal prescriptions are also treated This present volume containing all seven books on Genesis is the first of a projected two volume set which will offer a translation of the whole Glaphyra for the first time in English Cyril's aims within the commentary are both theological and pastoral His chosen method begins with a consideration of the historia Here the Alexandrian patriarch deals with the text at the literal level At this stage he explains any historical cultural and at times even linguis.

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Glaphyra on the Pentateuch Volume 1 review æ 3 Tic and textual issues presented within the passage which is then followed by some theological instruction or lessons of a practical nature based upon the literal interpretation The exposition then moves on to the theoria This is Cyril's preferred term for the contemplation of the spiritual sense that is to say the mystery of Christ which he firmly held lay hidden beneath the surface of the Old Testament text With great adeptness and consistency Cyril identifies elements within the ancient narratives as figures or types and shadows of the Lord Jesus Christ the Church and the teachings of the gospel.

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Glaphyra on the Pentateuch Volume 1
  • St Cyril of Alexandria
  • en
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9780813231310