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Origen's parallel bible: textual criticism, apologetics, or exegesis?

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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...

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10.1093/jts/flm148

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Theological Studies Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-21
Publication date:
2008-04-01
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1477-4607
ISSN:
0022-5185
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English
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2010-10-21

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