Homilies on Numbers: Ancient Christian Texts [ACT]
Stock No: WW829057
Homilies on Numbers: Ancient Christian Texts [ACT]   -     Edited By: Thomas P. Scheck, Christopher A. Hall
    By: Origen

Homilies on Numbers: Ancient Christian Texts [ACT]

By: Origen
IVP Academic / 2009 / Hardcover

Expected to ship on or about 10/13/21.
Email me when this product is available.
Stock No: WW829057

Buy Item Our Price$29.99 Retail: $60.00 Save 50% ($30.01)
Expected to ship on or about 10/13/21.
Email me when this product is available.
Quantity:
Stock No: WW829057
IVP Academic / 2009 / Hardcover
Quantity:

Add To Cart
Paypal Buy Now
Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart

Paypal Buy Now
Wishlist

  • In This Series (1)
In This Series (1)
  1. Select this Item Product Title/Author Availability Price Quantity
  2. $29.99
    In Stock
    Our Price$29.99
    Retail: $60.00
    Add To Cart
    $29.99

Product Description

Origen of Alexandria (185-254), one of the most prolific authors of antiquity and arguably the most important and influential pre-Nicene Christian theologian, was a man of deep learning and holiness of life. Regrettably, many of his works are no longer extant, in part due to the condemnation of his ideas by the Fifth Ecumenical Council in 553. The condemnation, however, took little account of his historical circumstances and the tentative nature of his speculations. The anathemas were more likely directed toward sixth-century Origenist views than to the views of Origen himself, though clearly he expounded some views that would be judged unacceptable today.

Origen's numerous homilies provide the oldest surviving corpus of Christian sermons and shaped exegesis for succeeding centuries. With Jerome he was one of the early church's great critical and literal exegetes. Devoutly he sought to develop a spiritual exegesis of the Old Testament grounded in the revelation of Jesus Christ. His Homilies on Numbers presented here offer a splendid example of his spiritual interpretation of Old Testament texts. He asks, What foreshadowing, what warning, what instruction, what encouragement, reproof, correction or exhortation, do we find in the narratives of Numbers for our benefit as Christians?

Here, based on Baehren's critical Latin text, is the first English edition of these homilies, ably translated with explanatory notes by Thomas P. Scheck.

Features
  • Offers introductory biography of Origen as well as a survey of his surviving works and exegetical method
  • Provides clear, contemporary English translation of Origen's homilies on Numbers
  • Notes difficulties in the original Greek text by the Latin translator Rufinus of Aquileia
  • Makes an important work available to English speakers from a key pre-Nicene exegete
  • Product Information

    Title: Homilies on Numbers: Ancient Christian Texts [ACT]
    By: Origen
    Format: Hardcover
    Number of Pages: 240
    Vendor: IVP Academic
    Publication Date: 2009
    Dimensions: 10.00 X 7.00 (inches)
    Weight: 1 pound 8 ounces
    ISBN: 0830829059
    ISBN-13: 9780830829057
    Series: Ancient Christian Texts
    Stock No: WW829057

    Related Products

    1. Jeremiah & Lamentations: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, OT Volume 12 [ACCS]
      Add To Wishlist
      Edited by Dean O. Wenthe
      IVP Academic / 2009 / Hardcover
      Our Price$29.99 Retail Price$60.00 Save 50% ($30.01)
    2. Luke: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, NT Volume 3 [ACCS]
      Add To Wishlist
      InterVarsity Press / 2002 / Hardcover
      Our Price$29.99 Retail Price$60.00 Save 50% ($30.01)
    3. On First Principles
      Add To Wishlist
      Origen
      Christian Classics / 2013 / Trade Paperback
      Our Price$21.99 Retail Price$25.00 Save 12% ($3.01)

    Publisher's Description

    Origen of Alexandria (185-254), one of the most prolific authors of antiquity and arguably the most important and influential pre-Nicene Christian theologian, was a man of deep learning and holiness of life. Regrettably, many of his works are no longer extant, in part due to the condemnation of his ideas by the Fifth Ecumenical Council in 553. The condemnation, however, took little account of his historical circumstances and the tentative nature of his speculations. The anathemas were more likely directed toward sixth-century Origenist views than to the views of Origen himself, though clearly he expounded some views that would be judged unacceptable today. Origen's numerous homilies provide the oldest surviving corpus of Christian sermons and shaped exegesis for succeeding centuries. With Jerome he was one of the early church's great critical and literal exegetes. Devoutly he sought to develop a spiritual exegesis of the Old Testament grounded in the revelation of Jesus Christ. The Homilies on Numbers presented here offer a splendid example of his spiritual interpretation of Old Testament texts. He asks, What foreshadowing, what warning, what instruction, what encouragement, reproof, correction or exhortation, do we find in the narratives of Numbers for our benefit as Christians? Here, based on Baehren's critical Latin text, is the first English edition of these homilies, ably translated with explanatory notes by Thomas P. Scheck.

    Author Bio

    Origen was an early Christian scholar, theologian, and one of the most distinguished of the early fathers of the Christian Church.


    Thomas P. Scheck (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is assistant professor of classics and theology at Ave Maria University in Naples, Florida. He is the author of Origen and the History of Justification and the translator of other commentaries by Origen and Jerome.


    Christopher A. Hall is chancellor at Eastern University. He is associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and author of Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers.

    Editorial Reviews

    Presented in clear, accessible English, this translation of Origen's commentary on the Book of Numbers is organized according to the Biblical text so both can be read side-by-side as Origen himself intended.

    -- Reference Research Book News, February 2010

    Ask a Question

    Find Related Products

    Author/Artist Review