Daily Gleanings: Origen on Hebrews (27 September 2019)

Peter Gurry draws attention to Matthew Thomas’s new essay about Origen’s comments on Paul’s possible authorship of Hebrews.

I’ve done the same thing as Peter. And we all have to rely on the expertise of others in various ways.

But Thomas’s argument stresses how important it is for us—as much as possible—to be familiar and in dialog with the primary sources for ourselves.

Field’s Edition of Origen’s Hexapla

Since 1875, Frederick Field’s edition of Origen’s Hexapla has been the standard reference for the work. A new edition is in preparation under the auspices of the Hexapla Project. But, for the present, Field’s work remains an invaluable resource. His two-volume edition is available via Internet Archive.

N.B.: The Internet Archive link in the Hexapla Project’s “Editions of the Hexaplaric Fragments” goes only to a page that provides only Field’s first volume, containing Genesis–Esther.1 The second volume, containing Job–Malachi, is available on a separate page.


  1. The above link to the Hexapla Project has been correct. Unfortunately, the website seems not to have been answering requests for pages for some time. 

On the Web (July 24, 2012)

On the web:

  • Tommy Wasserman notes a new iOS app for New Testament manuscripts.
  • E. K. McFall has the latest article in the Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism: “Are Dionysos and Oedipus Name Variatnios for Satan and Antichrist?”
  • Dan Wallace recounts an experience of reading a manuscript that “doesn’t exist.”
  • Alin Suciu highlights Lorenzo Perrone’s lecture on recently-discovered texts of Origen’s homilies on the Psalms. For a selection of previous background posts, see here.

Origen on the Web (June 22, 2012)

On the web:

  • Jim Davila reports the discovery of some previously lost Greek homilies on the Psalms, potentially by Origen (1, 2).
  • Peter Williams provides a link to a set of images of the manuscript.
  • Roger Pearse comments on the press release and quotes Jerome’s catalogue of Origen’s writings.
  • Alin Suciu passes along a letter from Lorenzo Perrone, provides several updates on the discussion, and releases a guest post from Mark Bilby.
  • Dirk Jongkind comments on a textual variant in the text’s quotation of 1 Corinthians.