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The Birth of the TrinityJesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Matthew W. Bates

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This book explores how first- and second-century Christians read the Old Testament in order to differentiate the one God as multiple persons. The earliest Christians felt they could metaphorically ... More

Desiring DivinitySelf-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

M. David Litwa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190467166
eISBN:
9780190467180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Perhaps no declaration incites more theological and moral outrage than a human’s claim to be divine (or self-deification). Those who make this claim in ancient Jewish and Christian mythology are ... More

The Early Versions of the New TestamentTheir Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations

Bruce M. Metzger

Published in print:
1977
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198261704
eISBN:
9780191682209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book deals with the origin and transmission of all the translations of the New Testament made before about AD 1000, setting them in the historical context of the expansion of Christianity. For ... More

Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on IsaiahChristian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Isaiah: Christian Exegesis in the Age of Constantine

Michael J. Hollerich

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263685
eISBN:
9780191682636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263685.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Eusebius of Caesarea (d. 339), bishop, church historian, and biographer of Constantine, is the major Christian witness to the Constantinian settlement. Despite his importance, his biblical exegesis ... More

Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

What was the ancient exegetes’ attitude to the biblical texts? Did they consider them ‘sacred’ in the sense that the words were the inviolable utterances of God? Alternatively, did they when ... More

John and PhilosophyA New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

Troels Engberg-Pedersen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198792505
eISBN:
9780191834509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792505.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book calls for a return to the text in a sanitized historical criticism that sets aside a large number of traditional issues concerning Literarkritik (source criticism), Religionsgeschichte ... More

Keys to Second CorinthiansRevisiting the Major Issues

Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Jerome Murphy-O'Connor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book brings together twelve originally independent articles dealing with various aspects of 2 Corinthians which were published between 1985 and 1993. The articles deal with (a) co‐authorship in ... More

The Latin New TestamentA Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

H. A. G. Houghton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198744733
eISBN:
9780191805905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744733.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and development of the Latin New Testament and a user’s guide to the resources available for research and further study. The first five ... More

The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon

The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon

Geoffrey Mark Hahneman

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263418
eISBN:
9780191682537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The Muratorian Fragment, traditionally dated at the end of the second century, is by far the earliest known list of the books of the New Testament. It is therefore an important milestone in ... More

Origen and ScriptureThe Contours of the Exegetical Life

Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Peter W. Martens

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Scriptural interpretation was an important form of scholarship for Christians in late antiquity. For no one does this claim ring more true than Origen of Alexandria (185–254), one of the most ... More

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