Wisdom, Let Us Attend: Job, the Fathers, and the Old Testament
St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1997 - Religion - 906 pages
This patristic anthology combines three books (bound as a single volume). In Book 1, through the insights of SS Gregory the Great, Hesychius of Jerusalem, and John Chrysostom, we gain a new perspective on the Book of Job, the most intensly personal book of the Old Testament, challenging us to meditate on how we deal with life. Passages are also included on the function of angels and demons. Book 2 is a partial reprint of The Lament of Eve, comprising the patristic prologue on the first five chapters of Genesis. Book 3 offers patristic guidance through much of the remainder of the Old Testament from Genesis through to the Song of Songs. With St Ephraim the Syrian we learn the Syriac tradition of Genesis. Origen provides interesting insights on Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers; St Gregory of Nyssa on Canticles. Includes extracts from the Prologue from Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Veimirovich and many of his homilies on Proverbs.
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