By Jerome,Thomas P. Scheck
Jerome started 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 was once 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 statement on Matthew occupied his time for the following a number of years. He ultimately accomplished the remainder of the twelve prophets in 406. This historic Christian textual content quantity, edited and translated by means of 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 earlier commentators, and his non secular exegesis is predicated 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 particularly at the Christian neighborhood. In Amos, for instance, he says that "whatever we've got stated approximately Judah refers back to the church." He wrestles specifically with the scandalous message of Hosea, which he refers to as drowning with Pharaoh throughout the crossing of the crimson Sea. yet he trusts that "the methods of the Lord are the examining of the outdated and New testomony, the certainty of the holy Scriptures."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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