Saint Jeromes Hebrew Questions on Genesis: Jeromes Hebrew Ques On Genesis

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

bySaint JeromeTranslated byC. T. R. Hayward

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Jerome was one of the very few early Christian scholars to know any Hebrew. This is a unique introduction, translation, and commentary of his Questions on Genesis - a fascinating work showing a Christian working alongside Jews in an age very different from our own. Jerome's influence on theChurch is well known - but this work is equally important for the light thrown on the history and origin of many ideas at the heart of the Jewish tradition.

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Jerome was one of the very few early Christian scholars to know any Hebrew. This is a unique introduction, translation, and commentary of his Questions on Genesis - a fascinating work showing a Christian working alongside Jews in an age very different from our own. Jerome's influence on theChurch is well known - but this work is equall...

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St. Jerome was one of the very few early Christian scholars who knew Hebrew. This is the first translation, complete with a comprehensive introduction and commentary, of his Hebrew Questions on Genesis - providing a striking and fascinating picture of that knowledge put to work. It shows clearly that Jerome was not only familiar with b...

C. T. R. Hayward is at University of Durham.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198263503

ISBN - 13:9780198263500

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`Hayward's translation is clear and his extended commentary rivals Jerome in the reach of its learning ... Thanks to Hayward, we can fully appreciate Jerome's original and critical use of Jewish texts on Genesis.'Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies