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The Twelve Prophets

Author: Alberto Ferreiro
Publisher: Downers Grove Ill. : InterVarsity Press, 2003.
Series: Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture., Old Testament, 14.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Encouraged by the example of the New Testament writers themselves, the church fathers found numerous parallels between the Gospels and the prophetic books. Among the events foretold, they found not only the flight into Egypt after the nativity, the passion and resurrection of Christ, and the outpuoring of the Spirit at Pentecost, but also Judas's act of betrayal, the earthquake at Jesus' death and the rending of the
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Genre/Form: Commentaries
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Commentaires
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alberto Ferreiro
ISBN: 9780830814848 0830814841
OCLC Number: 1040432986
Description: 366 p.
Contents: Introduction to the Twelve Prophets --
Commentary on Hosea --
Commentary on Joel --
Commentary on Amos --
Commentary on Obadiah --
Commentary on Jonah --
Commentary on Micah --
Commentary on Nahum --
Commentary on Habakkuk --
Commentary on Zephaniah --
Commentary on Haggai --
Commentary on Zechariah --
Commentary on Malachi.
Series Title: Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture., Old Testament, 14.
Other Titles: Bible.
Responsibility: ed. by Alberto Ferreiro.
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Encouraged by the example of the New Testament writers themselves, the church fathers found numerous parallels between the Gospels and the prophetic books. Among the events foretold, they found not only the flight into Egypt after the nativity, the passion and resurrection of Christ, and the outpuoring of the Spirit at Pentecost, but also Judas's act of betrayal, the earthquake at Jesus' death and the rending of the temple veil. Detail upon detail brimmed with significance for Christian doctrine, including baptism and the Eucharist as well as the relation between the covenants. In this rich and vital resource edited by Alberto Ferreiro you will find excerpts, some translated here into English for the first time, from more than thirty church fathers, ranging in time from Clement of Rome, Justin Martyr and Irenaeus (late first and early second centuries) to Gregory the Great, Braulio of Saragossa and Bede the Venerable (late sixth to early eighth centuries). Geographically the sources range from the great Cappadocians--Basil the Great, Gregory of Nazianzus, Gregory of Nyssa--John Chrysostom, Ephrem the Syrian and Hippolytus in the East to Ambrose, Augustine, Cyprian and Tertullian in the West and Origen, Cyril and Pachomius in Egypt. Here is a treasure trove out of which Christians may bring riches both old and new in their understanding of these ancient texts.--Résumé de l'éditeur.

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground we listen as leading pastoral theologians of six centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best theological, spiritual and pastoral insights. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers-- including much that is available only in the ancient languages-- have been searched for their comment on Scripture, then hand-selected by scholars who then shaped and annotated the materials to introduce it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.--Jaquette du livre.

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