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Diodore of Tarsus: Commentary on Psalms 1-51
Hill, Robert C., translator

Atlanta/Leiden: Society of Biblical Literature/Brill, 2005 pp. xxxviii + 182. $24.95/$113.00

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Writings from the Greco-Roman World, 9

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Description: Diodore of Tarsus presided over the Antiochene school of interpretation in its heyday. In his sole surviving exegetical work on the Old Testament he formulated the principles of interpreting Scripture taught in that school. Available here for the first time in English is Diodore’s commentary on Psalms 1–51, with Robert C. Hill’s insightful notes on Diodore’s exegesis of the Psalter. It was from their mentor Diodore that later Antiochenes Chrysostom, Theodore, and Theodoret derived the distinctive principles underlying the theology that figured prominently in debate and controversy in the fourth and fifth centuries. Patristic scholars and students of the Psalms look to the approach of the great Eastern commentators as an important development in the history of exegesis, Christology, morality and spirituality and will find this translation an invaluable asset.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Writings, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Psalms, History of Interpretation


Review by Martin Albl
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Published 12/10/2005
Citation: Martin Albl, review ofDiodore of Tarsus: Commentary on Psalms 1-51, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2005).


Review by Human Dirk
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Published 12/10/2005
Citation: Human Dirk, review ofDiodore of Tarsus: Commentary on Psalms 1-51, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2005).


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