By Jerome,Thomas P. Scheck
In 392, whereas getting ready his Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible, Jerome wrote his remark on Nahum, the 1st in a chain of commentaries on 5 of the twelve minor prophets. Micah, Zephaniah, Haggai and Habakkuk quickly undefined. He was once interrupted in 393 via the Origenist controversy, and then he grew to become a vocal critic of Origen of Alexandria—a controversy he stated in his commentaries on Jonah and Obadiah in 396.
This historic Christian Texts quantity, edited and translated by way of Thomas Scheck in collaboration with classics scholars from Ave Maria college, contains those seven commentaries. the second one quantity comprises Jerome's commentaries on Zechariah, Malachi, Hosea, Joel and Amos, all of which have been written in 406, finishing the crowd of twelve prophets.
Throughout those commentaries Jerome screens his familiarity with either Hebrew and Greek texts. His non secular exegesis is predicated seriously at the exegetical paintings of Origen. Jerome seems past the nationalistic sentiments of the prophets to work out a much broader message approximately God's mercy and justice. His dedication to the truthfulness of the Scriptures because the observe of God is exemplified through his security of the historicity of Jonah. He unearths the basic message of the prophets to be the rationale to console the saints, in order that they may possibly disdain the issues of this international and get ready themselves for the day of judgment.