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Published: 21 August 2018

288 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198824534

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The Minor Prophets as Christian Scripture in the Commentaries of Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria

Hauna T. Ondrey

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Studies the Old Testament interpretation of two fifth-century bishops, Theodore of Mopsuestia (d. 428) and Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444)
  • Compares Theodore's and Cyril's commentaries on the Minor Prophets, isolating the role each assigns the prophets in their ministry to Old Testament Israel and the texts of the Twelve as Christian scripture
  • Challenges prevailing characterizations of both figures as Old Testament interpreters, arguing that Theodore's commentary is explicitly Christian and that Cyril's is more multi-faceted
  • Weakens accounts of patristic exegesis according to two competing schools of exegesis (Antioch and Alexandria) and warns against a new tendency to replace this older dichotomous account with a new antithesis on the basis of christocentrism