This volume presents new translations of significant ancient documents relating to the emergence of hermeneutical (scripture interpretation) questions in the patristic period. Translations of primary source materials incude:
Sifra: The Exegetical Rules (Middot) of Rabbi Ishmael and Rabbi Hillel
Ptolemy: Letter to Flora
Irenaeus: Against Heresies
Origen: On First Principles: Book Four
Papyrus Michigan Inv. 3718: Christian Allegorizations
Diodore of Tarsus: Commentary on the Psalms, Prologue
Diodore of Tarsus: Preface to the Commentary on Psalm 118
Theodore of Mopsuestia: Commentary on Galatians 4:22-31
Tyconius (ca. 380 North Africa): The Book of Rules, I-III
Karlfried Froehlich is Benjamin B. Warfield Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Emeritus, at Princeton Theological Seminary.
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