ANGELA RUSSELL CHRISTMAN, MICHAEL J. HOLLERISH
Title: The Church's Bible: Isaiah
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company July 2007
0802825818 / 9780802825810
Seller ID: 68913
Comparable to the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scriptureseries, only more comprehensive, The Church's Bible is publisher William B. Eerdmans's prodigious effort at compiling and assembling patristic and medieval commentary on the entirety of Christian scripture. Each book begins with an informative essay on scriptural exegesis according to Church tradition, then proceeds to present passages of scripture line by line from both the Hebrew Septuagint and Latin Vulgate, followed by brief introductory remarks by the translator and editor. But the meat of these volumes is the texts themselves. Considerably longer than the selections in the ACCS series, the sources gathered here are drawn not only from devotional, homiletical and theological works, but also directly from ancient commentaries themselves. 590 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity. Drawing on writings of the church fathers -- Eusebius of Caesarea, Ambrose, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, Bernard of Clairvaux, and nearly sixty others -- all of them masterfully translated, this work allows the complex words of Isaiah to come alive.Wilken's selection of ancient commentators clearly illuminates how Isaiah was used by the New Testament writers and understood by the early church fathers. Each chapter begins with a modern English translation of the septuagint, prepared by Mois s Silva. Editorial comments provide a foundation for understanding the excerpted commentaries and other writings that follow for each chapter.Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators is ideal for devotional and spiritual reading and for a deeper understanding of the church's historical interpretation of this major prophet.