Theodore of Mopsuestia: Commentary on Psalms 1-81 available in Hardcover
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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.
Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).
About the Author
Robert C. Hill, Honorary Fellow and Adjunct Professor at Australian Catholic University, has translated many of the Old Testament commentaries of the Antioch Fathers, and written on their exegetical, hermeneutical, and theological features. He is the author of Diodore of Tarsus: Commentary on Psalms 1-51 and Theodoret of Cyrus: Commentary on Daniel, both available from Brill.
Table of Contents
Theodore: His Life and Works xv
Composition of Theodore's Psalms Commentary;Its Readership xvi
Text of the Commentary; Theodore's Biblical Text xix
Theodore's Approach to Scripture xxii
Theodore's Style of Commentary on the Psalms xxvi
Theodore as Interpreter of the Psalms xxix
The Christology of the Commentary; Moral Accents xxxiii
Theodore's Achievement in the Commentary on the Psalms xxxvii
Commentary on Psalms 1-81: Text and Translation 1
Select Bibliography 1125
General Index 1129
Index of Biblical Citations 1131
Index of Modern Authors 1137