RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 123968102 LA English T1 Commentary on the Twelve Prophets A1 Cyril,, Hill, Robert C., PB Catholic University of America Press PP Washington, D.C. YR 2007 SN 9780813201153 0813201152 9780813201160 0813201160 9780813201245 0813201241 AB "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.