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Saint Jerome's Hebrew questions on Genesis

Author: Jerome, Saint; Robert Hayward
Publisher: Oxford, England : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
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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 biblical Hebrew, which he had to know in order to translate the Old Testament into
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Hieronymus, Saint.; Hieronymus, Saint
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome, Saint; Robert Hayward
ISBN: 0198263503 9780198263500
OCLC Number: 31754281
Description: xiii, 274 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Other Titles: Quaestiones hebraicae in Genesim.
Responsibility: translated with introduction and commentary by C.T.R. Hayward.
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