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The Commentaries of Eusebius Jerome the Presbyter on the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians

Ronald E. Heine

in The Commentaries of Origen and Jerome on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780199245512
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600630 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199245517.003.0002

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 The Commentaries of Eusebius Jerome the Presbyter on the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians

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Contains a complete English translation of the first book of Jerome's Latin commentary on Ephesians plus an English translation of all the Greek excerpts from Origen's commentary on Ephesians, which treat the passages from the epistle covered by Jerome in the first book. Book I begins with a lengthy prologue and then provides commentary on Ephesians 1: 1–2: 22. Jerome appears to depend on Origen in the prologue when he discusses the task of a commentator on Scripture and when he describes the idolatry and magic practiced at Ephesus as an explanation for the obscure and mysterious nature of much of the epistle. The first two chapters of Paul's epistle to the Ephesians give Origen numerous opportunities for philological comments on Paul's use of language. They also provide the basis for discussions of themes such as the creation of the world, the origin of souls, divine foreknowledge, the demonic powers, and the reconciliation of earthly beings and angels effected by Christ.

Keywords: angels; creation; demons; foreknowledge; idolatry; language; souls

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Subjects: Early Christianity

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