The Old Testament as Authoritative Scripture in the Early Churches of the East

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Vahan Hovhanessian, Vahan S. Hovhanessian
Peter Lang, 2010 - Religion - 137 pages
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The Old Testament as Authoritative Scripture in the Early Churches of the East represents the latest scholarly research in the field of Old Testament as Scripture in Eastern Christianity. Its twelve articles focus on the use of the Old Testament in the earliest Christian communities in the East. The collection explores the authoritative role of the Old Testament in the churches of the East and its impact on the church's doctrine, liturgy, canon law, and spirituality.
 

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Contents

Aphrahats Biblical Christology
9
Ephraem the Syrian and the Authority of the Old Testament Writings
19
Contents
20
Leviticus between FifthCentury Jerusalem and NinthCentury Merv
35
The Holy Spirit in Cyril of Alexandrias Commentary on Isaiah
43
Winking at Jonah Narsais Interpretation of Jonah
51
A Syriac Tract for the Explanation of Hebrew and Foreign Words
57
Does the Orthodox Lectionary Subvert the Gospel? The Pericope
65
Entrance into Worship as Rhetorical Invitation
79
Notes
107
Bibliography
131
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About the author (2010)

The Editor: Vahan S. Hovhanessian holds a Ph.D. in Biblical studies from Fordham University in New York. He is Professor of Biblical Studies at the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York, and Visiting Professor of Biblical Studies at the Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. He has published books and articles in the English, Arabic, and Armenian languages in the fields of Biblical studies, Pauline theology, New Testament pseudepigrapha, and the early Church in the East. He is the chairman of the Bible in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Traditions unit of the Society of Biblical Literature.

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