Book III

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:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Book III

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Contains a translation of the third book of Jerome's commentary on Ephesians with a translation of the parallel excerpts from Origen's commentary. Book III begins with a prologue and then provides commentary on Ephesians 4: 31–6: 24. Origen and Jerome interpret Paul's comments in this section of the epistle on subjects such as anger, sex, obscenity in actions, speech, and thought, marriage and its symbolism in relation to Christ and the Church, and household relationships. There is a major discussion, focused especially on Ephesians 6: 12, of Paul's words about the ‘wrestling’ of the Christian ‘against the cosmic powers of darkness’.

Keywords: anger; household; marriage; obscenity; powers; sex; symbolism; wrestling

Chapter.  33664 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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