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Nicholas of Lyra's Apocalypse Commentary

Edited by Philip D W Krey

Nicholas of Lyra's Apocalypse Commentary
Paperback, 250 pages £15.50
Published: 1997
ISBN: 9781879288782
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Subjects: Biblical Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: TEAMS Commentary Series

Surveys of the history of biblical exegesis and, in particular, the history of Apocalypse commentaries rarely fail to allude to Nicholas of Lyra O.F.M. (1270-1349) as the greatest biblical exegete of the fourteenth century. Late medieval and Reformation verses were written about him. Nicholas was born in the town of Lyre, near Evreux in Normandy. Since Evreux was a center of Jewish studies, he was able to cultivate his interest in Hebrew and to become thoroughly acquainted with the Talmud, Midrash, and the works of Rashi (Solomon ben Issac, 1045-1105). Lyra's attraction to Rashi's literal method would have a profound influence on his exegetical style.

Acknowledgements About the Translation Some Further Reading Introduction: Nicholas of Lyra's Apocalypse Commentary (1329) The Postilla of Nicholas of Lyra on the Apocalypse of St. John, the Apostle

Philip D. W. Krey was the President of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. His research interests include biblical interpreation and medieval theology.

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 Paperback , 250 pages

BIC Code:
 Medieval Institute Publications


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