Exegetical Genres in the Patristic Era

Mark Warwick Elliott

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This reviews the main genres (homilies and commentaries) used to communicate the message of the bible, as well as lesser-known ones (scholia and 'questions and answers'). It ranges from the second Christian century to the end of the sixth, and plots continuities and developments within these genres.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Cambridge History of the Bible
Subtitle of host publicationFrom the beginnings to 600
EditorsJames Carleton Paget, Joachim Schaper
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)978-0-521-85938-7
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2013


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