Homilies on Jeremiah: Homily on 1 Kings 28

Synopsis

"Presented in this volume are the remains of twenty-two homilies and a collection of fragments delivered by Origen around A. D. 240. The original texts of the homilies on Jeremiah have not come down to us completely; two of the homilies survive only in a Latin translation of St. Jerome. The homily on 1 Kings 28, while not a part of the homilies on Jeremiah, deals with the Witch of Endor and has been added to this volume in virtue of its own inherent interest. In this collection, Origen seeks understanding of the significance of the hostility of the Chosen People towards the Prophet Jeremiah before their captivity in Babylon. Origen in many ways identified with the great prophet and thought of Jeremiah as a type for Christ in the Hebrew Scriptures. Origen realized that Jeremiah came at a crucial time in the history of Israel, the time of captivity, and he views this event and the events around it as pregnant with meaning for the people of his own time." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Ludwig Schopp
  • Roy J. Deferrari
  • Bernard M. Peebles
  • Hermigild Dressler
  • Edward Strickland
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Washington, DC
Publication year:
  • 1998