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Early Church Fathers' Commentary on Luke 10:16

According to Wiki: The Church Fathers, Early Church Fathers, Christian Fathers, or Fathers of the Church were ancient and influential Christian theologians and writers who established the ...
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Which Bible translations did Aquinas use when writing his commentaries and citing them in his theological works?

We know that early in his career (as baccalaureus biblicus, before he wrote his Summa) Aquinas lectured on the Bible and wrote his own commentaries in addition to using the Catena aurea as well as ...
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Hugh of Saint-Cher's complete Bible commentary (Postillæ in totam Bibliam)?

"Hugh of Saint-Cher († 1263) was the second Dominican Master of Theology in Paris, and the first Dominican cardinal" (n. 39) who, "through the persuasion of Master [St.] Albert [the ...
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Are Shepherd's Notes the same as a commentary?

I overheard someone talk about Shepherd's Notes. They described it as Cliff's Notes for books of the Bible and will help you understand things you read in the Bible. However, to me it sounds like a ...
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What lost bible commentary did St. Thomas Aquinas want more than an entire kingdom?

I've heard it claimed that St. Thomas Aquinas desired to obtain a manuscript of a biblical commentary (by St. John Chrysostom?) more than he desired to posses an entire kingdom. What is the source of ...
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What is the earliest commentary on John 20:28?

Thomas' statement at John 20:28 "Thomas replied, “My Lord and my God!”" Ἀπεκρίθη Θωμᾶς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ “Ὁ Κύριός μου καὶ ὁ Θεός μου.” has been the subject of significantly different ...
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Which is the most ancient commentary on song of Solomon, that attempts to explain its narrative

There are lots of ancient commentaries on the book, most notably Origen's. However these seem to be chiefly interested in spiritual content (questions like what horses bridles/lilies may represent), I ...
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Bible with commentaries of the Church Fathers

I am looking for a Bible gathering commentaries of the Church Fathers verse by verse. Is there such a book or website?
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Book on "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"

I'm looking for a reference book on the 7 churches of Revelation. I thought that the title of the book was "What Happened to the Seven Churches of Revelation?"; but I cannot find anything ...
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What is the oldest recorded commentary on 1 Corinthians 12?

What is the oldest recorded commentary on the 12th chapter of Paul's first epistle to the Corinthians? Plenty of people have written commentaries on this chapter, many times biased by their own ...
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Are Bible commentators considered scholars?

I am quoting a bible commentator for a paper I am writing, and was wondering if I should say, "One scholar says..." or if I should just stick with "One commentator says..."
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Regarding early church "Commentary of Matthew" by Origen, should Christians trust Matthew was the first Gospel written in Hebrew? [duplicate]

Until reading the "Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew" by Origen Adamantius, I presumed (based on the teachings of Wikipedia) that the original manuscript of Matthew was written in Greek &...
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What is a free online New Testament commentary you recommend for diving into the historical/cultural context and the Greek/manuscripts? [closed]

Although I grew up with a Bible and went to a "church," I was raised in a pseudo-Christian group but I converted to orthodox Christianity. So I am planning on reading the entire New ...
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Did John Wesley plagiarize Matthew Henry...?

I was consulting some commentaries on Exodus 4:24-26 and noticed that John Wesley's Notes on this passage appear to be taken, in some cases word for word, from Matthew Henry's commentary. Is there a ...
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Did Jesus write a Bible commentary?

It seems that Jesus is what the New Testament tends to consist of; him and his teachings. Did he ever ‘teach’ about the Bible, the first testament, in any capacity?
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How to understand the paradox of 1John 5:3 and Mathew 5:29

What is the harmonious view that reconciles these seemingly contradictory verses? 1John 5:3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome. Mathew ...
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What general theological framework(s) are represented in the Life Application Study Bible commentary?

I was recently shown an excerpt of commentary from the NIV edition of the Life Application Study Bible from Tyndale/Zondervan. Frankly I was rather surprised by how blatant the eisegesis was in that ...
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Romans 6:5 and "Where's Wolfius?"

In order to better understand Romans 6:5, I've been doing a word study of the Greek word σύμφυτος (sumphutos), traditionally translated "planted together" or "united with". Commentators usually point ...
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What is the earliest systematic New Testament commentary?

Were Origen's commentaries the earliest attempt to systematically exegete the New Testament texts, so far as there is any record?
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Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Unfaithful Wife

In Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on Numbers 5:11-31 (The Test of the Unfaithful Wife) there are several references to Luke 5:18-32 (Jesus Heals a Paralytic Man). How does the Old Testament test ...
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In what specific ways does the content differ between the standard edition and the student edition of The Apologetics Study Bible?

My question is how to compare and contrast the contents of The Apologetics Study Bible and The Apologetics Study Bible for Students. It is clear from the title that the latter is targeted toward ...
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Do any of the Church Fathers draw a connection between Eve and the Holy Spirit?

In Wild at Heart, author John Eldredge takes some effort to describe the language used in Genesis 2:18 to refer to Eve. While some translations and commentors translate the hebrew "עֵ֖זֶר כְּנֶגְדּֽוֹ׃...
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Why was God so specific about how to make the Tabernacle?

The Book of Exodus (ch 25–27) spends quite a bit of time describing how to build the Tabernacle, right down to the type of metal and wood to use for minor parts, all straight from the mouth of God. ...
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Who is the John Owen that translated Calvin's Commentary on Romans?

I'm reading John Calvin's commentary on Romans, in English, and it has this inscription on the title page: "Translated and Edited by the Rev. John Owen." Oh, wow, I thought, That's interesting; John ...
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How do Christian theologians view and/or use Jewish commentators? [closed]

I've been wondering about the status of Jewish commentators on the Hebrew Bible (e.g. Rashi, Ibn Ezra, etc.) and other post-Biblical Jewish authors (e.g. Josephus) in Christianity. Are there prominent ...
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What "God's law" is Matthew Henry referring to?

Part of Matthew Henry's commentary on Exodus 22 says: A man's house is his castle, and God's law, as well as man's, sets a guard upon it; he that assaults it does so at his peril. What is he ...
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