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Jerome (c. 347-419/20), one of many West's 4 medical professionals of the church, used to be well-known early on as one of many church's finest translators, commentators and advocates of Christian asceticism. expert in Hebrew and Greek as well as his local Latin, he was once completely accustomed to Jewish traditions and taken them to endure on his figuring out of the previous testomony. starting in 379, Jerome used his significant linguistic abilities to translate Origen's commentaries and, finally, to translate and touch upon Scripture himself.

In 392, whereas getting ready his Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible, Jerome wrote his observation on Nahum, the 1st in a sequence of commentaries on 5 of the twelve minor prophets. Micah, Zephaniah, Haggai and Habakkuk quickly undefined. He was once interrupted in 393 through the Origenist controversy, and then he turned a vocal critic of Origen of Alexandria—a controversy he mentioned in his commentaries on Jonah and Obadiah in 396.

This old Christian Texts quantity, edited and translated via Thomas Scheck in collaboration with classics scholars from Ave Maria collage, contains those seven commentaries. the second one quantity comprises Jerome's commentaries on Zechariah, Malachi, Hosea, Joel and Amos, all of that have been written in 406, finishing the gang of twelve prophets.

Throughout those commentaries Jerome screens his familiarity with either Hebrew and Greek texts. His non secular exegesis is based seriously at the exegetical paintings of Origen. Jerome appears to be like past the nationalistic sentiments of the prophets to determine a much wider message approximately God's mercy and justice. His dedication to the truthfulness of the Scriptures because the observe of God is exemplified by way of his safeguard of the historicity of Jonah. He reveals the elemental message of the prophets to be the purpose to console the saints, so they may possibly disdain the issues of this international and get ready themselves for the day of judgment.

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