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.
This month, Verbum is offering for free the Ancient Christian Writers volume containing Origen’s Treatise on the Passover and Dialogue with Heraclides.
Also from the ACW series, the companion deeply discounted volumes are those with Origen’s writings on
- Ezekiel, homilies 1–14, for $6.99 and
- the Song of Songs for $9.99.
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.
Google Books has the full text of J. A. Robinson’s 1893 edition of Origen’s Philocalia available for free in PDF and Google eBook format.
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