Origen's parallel bible: textual criticism, apologetics, or exegesis?
The assumption held by most Septuagint scholars that Origen compiled the Hexapla for a text-critical or apologetic use is challenged. A third possibility - that Origen's motivations were more exegetical - is considered. This third view has not received the attention it deserves, even though it has been raised several times in the past few decades. Here I examine Origen's life and thought with particular attention to his approach to and use of Scripture. After discussing the content a...Expand abstract
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