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The Shepherd of Hermas: Hermeneia, a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible

Fortress Press / 1998 / Hardcover

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Extremely popular in its time, The Shepherd of Hermas is a second-century work often used for instruction of catechumens, and in fact, is widely regarded as scripture. In it Hermas, a rich freed slave whose wealth was not always lawfully obtained, undergoes and relates several visions (including one from an angel disguised as a shepherd), repents, and offers advice on Christian teaching and behavior.This comprehensive and careful work by Carolyn Osiek's is the one of the only full-length commentary on The Shepherd in English. Hermas'srevelations afford us glimpses of religious imagination, social world, and moral ideals among early second-century Roma.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.25 X 8.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0800660633
ISBN-13: 9780800660635
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Series: Hermeneia Commentary

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Comprehensive and careful, this is the first and only full-length commentary on "The Shepherd" in English. The revelations are glimpses of the religious imagination, social world, and moral ideals among early second-century Roman Christians.

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