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Hill, Robert C. (Robert Charles) 1931-2007

Works: 178 works in 455 publications in 4 languages and 26,192 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Church history 
Roles: Author, Translator, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: BR60.F3, 223.207
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Most widely held works by Robert C Hill
Homilies on Genesis by John Chrysostom( Book )

in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the Psalms by Theodoret( Book )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the twelve prophets by Theodore( Book )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2010 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than one modern scholar has been prepared to class Theodore as "the foremost exponent of Antiochene exegesis." Yet not long after his death in 428 - coincidentally, but significantly, the year Nestorius acceded to the see of Constantinople - Theodore became the object of intemperate criticism by the likes of Cyril of Alexandria for his Christological views. His works were condemned by the fifth ecumenical council of 553, and only the commentary on the Twelve Prophets, here appearing in English for the first time, survives entirely in Greek." "It would not have been this work that earned Theodore an unsavory reputation. Though he is typically Antiochene in focusing on the historical background of each of the Twelve prophets, and thus avoids the elaborate search after levels of spiritual meaning he would have found in the Alexandrian Didymus, he engages in no Christological debate, simply setting the divine economy as the context of the prophets' ministry. He moves systematically through the Twelve in the order they appear in the Antioch text (itself an object of interest to students of the Septuagint), despite his lack of Hebrew and of familiarity with the genre of apocalyptic."--Jacket
Commentary on the Twelve Prophets by Cyril( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria (412-444), is best known as a protagonist in the christological controversy of the second quarter of the fifth century. Readers may be surprised therefore to find such polemic absent from this early work on the twelve minor prophets of the Old Testament. Indebted to the diverse approaches of Didymus, Jerome, and Theodore, Cyril appears in this work as a balanced commentator, eclectic in his attitude and tolerant of alternative views. Although he displays an occasional uncertainty in his grasp of historical and geographical details, as well as an inclination to verbosity, Cyril has conspicuously influenced the exegesis of his younger contemporary Theodoret of Cyrus, and has made a vital contribution to the development of biblical interpretation in the church."--Publisher description
Commentary on Zechariah by Didymus( Book )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book of Zechariah is 'the longest and most obscure' of the Twelve Minor Prophets, Jerome remarked. That may have been the reason why in 386 he visited the Alexandrian scholar Didymus the Blind and requested a work on this prophet. Though long thought to be lost, the work was rediscovered in 1941 at Tura outside Cairo along with some other biblical commentaries. As a result we have in our possession a commentary on Zechariah by Didymus that enjoys particular distinction as his only complete work on a biblical book extant in Greek whose authenticity is established, which comes to us by direct manuscript tradition, and has been critically edited. Thus it deserves this first appearance in English." "A disciple of Origen, whose work on Zechariah reached only to chapter five and is no longer extant, Didymus's commentary on this apocalyptic book illustrates the typically allegorical approach to the biblical text that we associate with Alexandria. Even Cyril of Alexandria in the next generation will lean rather to the historical style of commentary found in the Antiochene scholars Theodore and Theodoret, whose works on the Twelve are also extant and who had Didymus open before them. Didymus alone offers his readers a wide range of spiritual meanings on the obscure verses of Zechariah, capitalizing on his extraordinary familiarity with Holy Writ (despite his disability), and proceeding on a process of interpretation-by-association, frequently invoking also etymology and number symbolism to plumb the meaning of the text."--Jacket
Commentary on Genesis by Didymus( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Blind since early childhood, the Egyptian theologian and monk Didymus (ca. 313-398) wielded a masterful knowledge of Scripture, philosophy, and previous biblical interpretation, earning the esteem of his contemporaries Athanasius, Antony of Egypt, Jerome, Rufinus, and Palladius, as well as the historians Socrates and Theodoret in the decades following his death. Certain features of the Genesis commentary, unfortunately not preserved in its entirety, seem to indicate that it may have been Didymus's earliest work. Not only is he silent in regard to his other works, but remarks on specific heresies as well as christological interpretations occur much less frequently here than in his Zechariah commentary. Moreover, the heavier reliance on Philo and Origen may indicate relative inexperience. Whereas Didymus specifically names Philo in this commentary, he never identifies Origen as one of his sources even when quoting the latter verbatim. Like Origen, he rejects anthropomorphic interpretations and proceeds to an allegorical approach when the literal meaning repels him. He does not, however, neglect the literal-historical level; see, for example, his examination of the story of the Flood. All three of Origen's levels of interpretation--literal, moral, and allegorical--are mobilized here. This previously untranslated text is crucial for studies of the fourth century and of the monumental influence of Origen."
The questions on the Octateuch by Theodoret( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diodori Tarsensis Commentarii in Psalmos by Diodore( Book )

20 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diodore of Tarsus presided over the Antiochene school of interpretation in its heyday. In his sole surviving exegetical work on the Old Testament he formulated the principles of interpreting Scripture taught in that school. Available here for the first time in English is Diodore's commentary on Psalms 1-51, with Robert C
Reading the Old Testament in Antioch by Robert C Hill( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period between the councils of Nicea and Chalcedon in the fourth and fifth centuries, the faithful in the churches of the ecclesiastical district of Antioch were the beneficiaries of the ministry of the Word from distinguished pastors. Included in this ministry were homilies on the Old Testament by John Chrysostom and written commentaries by his mentor Diodore and his fellow student Theodore, and later by Theodoret. Though the biblical text was admittedly Jewish in origin, "the text and the meaning are ours," claimed Chrysostom; and the great bulk of extant remains reveals the pastoral priority given to this often obscure material. Students and exegetes of the Old Testament and its individual authors and books will be introduced here to Antioch¹s distinctive approach and interpretation by commentators reading their local form of the Greek Bible. --From publisher's description
Commentary on Daniel by Theodoret( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Psalms 1-81 by Theodore( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Psalms", along with the "Gospels", were the staple diet of early Christians eager to develop their spiritual life. From the school of Antioch we are fortunate to have at least partial commentaries on the "Psalms" from its four major figures, including Theodore, bishop of Mopsuestia in the early fifth century and later regarded as The Interpreter by the Syriac church. A work of his early career, this "Psalms" commentary shows Theodore under the influence of his master Diodore in adopting a historical interpretation, referring individual psalms to David's life, later kings of Israel, Assyrians, and Babylonians, but rarely to Christ. This commentary illustrates the typical hermeneutical strengths and weaknesses of Antiochene interpretation. Biblical and patristic scholars in a range of disciplines will be pleased to have this significant work available from The Interpreter. The paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature
Theodoret of Cyrus : commentary on the Psalms : Psalms 73-150 by Theodoret( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homilies on Genesis 18-45 by John Chrysostom( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homilies on Genesis 1-17 by John Chrysostom( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homilies on Genesis 46-67 by John Chrysostom( Book )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The questions on the Octateuch by Theodoret( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the Twelve Prophets ; Vol. 2 by Cyril( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The questions on the Octateuch by Theodoret( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the twelve prophets by Cyril( Book )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation This final volume in a series of three contains Cyril's commentary on Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Applying his knowledge of ancient Israelite history in his analysis of the immediate context for each of these prophetic books, Cyril believes that Zephaniah was addressedto the residents of Jerusalem in the years preceding the BabylonianExile, and the other three were addressed to a newly repatriated, post-exilic nation. An emphasis on theodicy is a primary theme of this book. God's love for humankind, says Cyril, is expressed in the many warnings sent through the prophets and in the ample amount of time that God allows for people to repent. When no repentance ensues, God sends harsh but just punishments, employing the brutality of enemy nations as his instruments, yet always doing so with the loving purpose of returning his people to himself. Cyril's focus on the historical details of the Old Testament is matched by his concern for the Church of his own day. Where the propheticoracles mention the Jewish priesthood, altar, or sacrifices, Cyril takes the opportunity to exhort Christian priests to preserve their moral purity and to fulfill their liturgical duties with devotion. This extrapolationfrom the ancient to the contemporary, from Israel to the Church, is compatible with the typological interpretation that Cyril utilizes in conjunctionwith his literal, historical approach. The Temple is a type, or foreshadowing, of the Church, and the sacrificial lamb of the Passover prefigures Christ. Thus Cyril maintains his connection with the Alexandriantradition of allegorical exegesis while presenting a balanced, multi-faceted interpretation that applies passages from many other parts of the Bible to extract a wealth of meaning from the prophetic books
Commentary on the Twelve Prophets by Cyril( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Commentary on the Psalms
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Commentary on the PsalmsCommentary on the twelve prophetsCommentary on the Twelve ProphetsCommentary on ZechariahThe questions on the OctateuchDiodori Tarsensis Commentarii in PsalmosReading the Old Testament in AntiochCommentary on Daniel