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Hermas in Arcadia and the Rest of the Words of Baruch


  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108039734

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  • Much of the work of James Rendel Harris (1852–1941), palaeographer and biblical scholar, focused on the translation and understanding of early Christian writing, and this collection of two volumes of essays examines two key texts. The first work in this reissue, published in 1896, discusses the book known as 'The Shepherd of Hermas'. This early work, thought to be written in Rome around the first or second century CE, is composed of three parts: visions, commandments and similitudes. Harris examines aspects of the work, such as how to interpret the ninth similitude - as allegory or literally - and discusses in detail questions about translation. Themes of other essays include the legendary library of Prester John in Abyssinia, the third-century writer Gaius the Presbyter and problems surrounding the fourth-century Codex Euthalianus. The second work, published in 1889, is concerned with the apocalyptic language in the book of Baruch.

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    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108039734
    • length: 166 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Hermas in Arcadia
    On the angelology of Hermas
    Prester John's library
    Presbyter Gaius and the fourth gospel
    Euthalius and Eusebius
    The rest of the words of Baruch

  • Author

    J. Rendel Harris

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