By Michael Lapidge
Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668SH90), formed the English Church right into a constitution it has retained for a millennium. but till lately he has remained a shadowy determine, whose early occupation within the close to East and at Rome has been unknown. during this e-book, which builds at the 1994 book of formerly unprinted Biblical commentaries from Theodore's Canterbury institution, the world over extraordinary students supply a clean account of the profession and writings of a distinct character who dropped at Anglo-Saxon England the cultural background of Syria, Byzantium and Rome.
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1:2', Vetus Testamentum 20 (1970), 16—24; here the LXX reading, which has important theological consequences, was introduced through the Syriac translation of Theodore of Mopsuestia's Commentary on Genesis. A collation of part of the text (Cant. III. 10 to end) is given by C. van den Eynde, La Version syriaque du commentaire de Gregoire de Nysse sur le Cantique des Cantiques (Louvain, 18 19 1939), pp. 25-9; a further folio from the same manuscript, containing Cant. 17III. 10, is located in Mingana syr.
A. M u n i t z and L. Van Rompay, Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 18 (Louvain, 1985), 35-45 (repr. in Studies in Syriac Christianity, 35 ch. X I V ) . A n exception is Nestorius's Liber Heracleidis, translated c. 5 4 0 .
35 Sebastian Brock greatest scholars of his time, carried out a further work of revision on certain Old Testament books. 20 Jacob's aim was evidently to provide a text for liturgical readings 21 which reflected both the strands of Syriac biblical tradition, that is, the Peshitta, translated from Hebrew, and the Syrohexapla, translated from Greek; at the same time he also made use of a Greek manuscript of the Septuagint containing a text of Lucianic complexion. Although Jacob's resulting version may seem a curious amalgam to the modern scholar, his work should not be judged in the light of modern expectations, for his interests and purpose were very different.
Archbishop Theodore: Commemorative Studies on his Life and Influence by Michael Lapidge