Writers of the first Christian centuries were familiar with a literal exegesis and a critical exegesis which hardly differed in aim from our present exegesis; only they did not have the benefit of our tools and improved methods. Origen, the pioneer of Christian allegory, became with his Hexapla the first great critical exegete and a great literal exegete whom St. Jerome often simply cop…
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“Biblical Exegesis - Spiritual Exegesis”, in:
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