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Book II

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/10.1093/0199245517.003.0003

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Book II

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Contains a translation of the second book of Jerome's Latin commentary on Ephesians along with a translation of all the parallel passages from Origen's commentary on Ephesians. The book has a brief prologue where Jerome describes the haste with which he is working, followed by a commentary on Ephesians 3: 1–4: 30. Origen makes numerous remarks about the peculiarities of Paul's grammar. Major subjects discussed in the commentary in this section of the epistle include the mystery of God's plan to save the Gentiles, the unity of revelation in the two testaments, the final restoration of all things, and the meaning of Paul's statement about ‘all paternity’ in heaven and Earth being named from God, and his references to maintaining ‘unity in the Spirit’ and attaining ‘unity of the faith’.

Keywords: grammar; mystery; paternity; restoration; revelation; unity

Chapter.  29999 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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