The Westminster Handbook to Origen by John Anthony McGuckin

By John Anthony McGuckin

This e-book presents prepared entry into and certain information in the course of the incredible, frequently convoluted, continually wealthy international of Origen: the guy, the ecclesiastical dynamics of his day, his extant works, the diversity of his theological explorations, his impact, and the controversies linked to him in existence and in demise. incorporated are concepts to be used and transparent presentation of issues which allow the reader, even if amateur or expert, to interact Origen in ways in which handle the reader's interest.

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Ted in Nicomedia. and the leading priest of aesarca, J'rotoct tUB, was also arrested. f the ehm h' major pie 'es of t'esi lance literatme. l,lll5 pecially seekin g out the places associated with the ministry of Jesus. Perhaps during this period of persecLltion he literally followed in the footsteps ofhi5 master, wno himself had advo ated flight in time of persecution,lO ,) he bi torian PaIJadTu ,when passing through Caesar a in the late ()urLh century, f lUld a b ok in the Jibrary there WiUl a marginal note written in Origen's own hand: "1 found this book at the house of the virgin Julia na, at Caesarea, when I was hidin~ there.

69. 1-3. 70. Origen was losing interest in the idea. Often he began a great work and, when he felt he had said all he wanted to say about the subject, suggested others should follow up the details themselves. Ambrose knew him very well and would not let him set aside the John Commentary. He thus kept Origen at the task until more or less the Last Supper narrative. Origen wryly referred to him as "God's taskmaster," who was like the Egyptian overlords who pressed the poor Hebrew to build public monuments.

Origen was closely inspired by textual critical traditions established at the Great Library of Alexandria and so was the first Christian scholar to introduce critical annotations into the biblical text. He marked the Septuagintal column with a series of signs taken from the Great Library: the obelus in the margin of a Septuagintal passage (7) indicated a passage 1n the ep luagint that was not in the Hebrew. An astrisk (*) signified a missing lement-that he normally inserted from one of the other Greek versions (usually that of Theodotion).

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