Mundus Primus: Die Geschichte Der Welt Und Des Menschen Von Adam Bis Noach Im Genesiskommentar Ephrams Des Syrers T Kremer

ISBN: 9789042925663

Published: June 5th 2012

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590 pages


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Mundus Primus: Die Geschichte Der Welt Und Des Menschen Von Adam Bis Noach Im Genesiskommentar Ephrams Des Syrers  by  T Kremer

Mundus Primus: Die Geschichte Der Welt Und Des Menschen Von Adam Bis Noach Im Genesiskommentar Ephrams Des Syrers by T Kremer
June 5th 2012 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 590 pages | ISBN: 9789042925663 | 8.44 Mb

Albeit famous as a composer of liturgical hymns, the exegetical works of Ephrem the Syrian are almost unknown. This monograph deals with Ephrems commentary on Genesis in which he provides a specific explanation of the biblical primordial history.MoreAlbeit famous as a composer of liturgical hymns, the exegetical works of Ephrem the Syrian are almost unknown.

This monograph deals with Ephrems commentary on Genesis in which he provides a specific explanation of the biblical primordial history. His exegesis proves to be apologetic (refuting the positions of his main opponents Marcion, Bardaisan and Mani), ascetic and critical towards allegorical interpretations of an allusive type. By applying principles of a complex typology, he interprets the primordial events by relating them to particular contexts (cosmology, anthropology, ethics and eschatology). Thus he assumes that Gen 1:19:17 describes the contours of a first world (mundus primus), which is in a paradigmatic way a typological pre-image of the second world (mundus secundus) in which we live.

According to Ephrem, with the landing of the Ark and Gods covenant with Noah, the history undergoes its decisive turning point. This study may prove both Ephrems close proximity to rabbinic exegesis and his great originality. As a starting point for a specific Syriac interpretation tradition of the first book of the Bible Ephrems commentary is highly interesting for patristic exegesis and inspiring for the theological interpretation of the primordial history and a lively dialogue with modern exegesis.



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