Ishodad of Merw's Exegesis of the Psalms 119 and 139-147: A Study of His Interpretation in the Light of the Syriac Translation of Theodore of Mopsuestia's Commentary

Peeters Publishers, 2001 - 307 páginas
Ishodad of Merw (9th century), like other East Syrian exegetes, understands himself as an heir of Theodore of Mopsuestia's (died 428) approach to biblical interpretation. The study examines this claim in one of the rare cases where the Syriac translation of Theodore's commentary (on Ps 119 and 139-147) is extant. Ishodad emerges as a competent representative of his scholastic tradition working creatively with his scientific tools. Ishodad's commentary shows traces of Theodore's in less than a third of the verses explained. This reflects the development of medieval academic exegesis and the changed expectations towards biblical interpretation and its presentation. In its highly abbreviated style, Ishodad's commentary shows that it was written for a learned audience for whom one could reduce one's explanations to their essential parts. The study of Ishodad's commentary provides a glimpse into East-Syrian scholarship in Abbasid Mesopotamia as mediating between different exegetical traditions and biblical translations.

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Repertoire of Quotations of Biblical Versions 45
Ishodad Eight Terms for Law in Psalm 119
Theodore Bar Konis Scholion on Psalm 119 Second Part and Origens Opinions
Parallels of Ishodads Introduction and Isho Bar Nuns Selected Ques tions
Elements of an Introduction to Psalm 119 87
Ishodad and Theodore of Mopsuestia on Psalm 1395
Ishodad and the Manuscript Diyarbakir 22 on Genesis 27
Theodore of Mopsuestia and Ishodad on Psalm 1396
Psalm 1409a and Theodore of Mopsuestias commentary 158
Theodore of Mopsuestia and the EastSyrian Heading on Psalm 142 177
Ishodad and the Latin Epitomé on Psalm 941
Index of Modern Authors
Index of References to Biblical and Patristic Texts
Ishodad and Theodore of Mopsuestia on Psalm 1428 183
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Commentary on Psalms 1-81

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