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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jerome, Saint; Robert Hayward
|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.|
Jerome's work provides unique evidence for the dating of much early Jewish material, now of increasing importance as modern critical study of Jewish texts has begun to question hitherto accepted dates. As a Christian who knew Hebrew, Jerome's influence on the Church was very great; but he acquired his knowledge with great effort, and his work reflects the curious relations between this particular Christian and his Jewish informants which is not without interest for current Jewish-Christian relations. Why Jerome wrote the Hebrew Questions is one of the major concerns of the book.