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Hearing the Scriptures: Liturgical Exegesis of the Old Testament in Byzantine Orthodox Hymnography

Eugen J. Pentiuc


This book explores a specific area of “reception history”: Byzantine hymnography’s use and interpretation of Scriptures, primarily the Old Testament (Septuagint), as part of Orthodox tradition. Lexical-biblical-theological analyses of selected Holy Week hymns show the distinctiveness of “liturgical exegesis” (hymnographic biblical interpretation) and its complementarity to “patristic exegesis.” Even though patristic exegesis and liturgical exegesis are closely interrelated in terms of authorship and basic methodology, this volume seeks to show the main dissimilarities between patristic (i.e., ... More

Keywords: liturgical exegesis, patristic exegesis, liturgized Bible, Orthodox tradition, Byzantine hymnography, Byzantine Holy Week, cubism analogy, discursive exegesis, imagistic exegesis, Septuagint

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780190239633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190239633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eugen J. Pentiuc, author
Archbishop Demetrios Chair of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

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