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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Ecclesiastes: Interpreters

HOLY FATHERS: Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory Neo-Cæsariensis,[1] Hippolytus, Theophilus of Antioch, Jerome, Olympiodorus, Salonius, Alcuin.

John Cotton

REFORMED: Borrhaus, Bucer, Cocceius, Danæus, de La Faye,[2] Mercerus, Scultetus, Strigelius, Werenfels, Sarranus, Lavater, Beza, Strack. English: Arthur Jackson, Broughton, Cartwright, Cotton,[3] Granger, Hall,[4] Jermin, Pemble,[5] Pitt, Thompson, Trapp,[6] Anonymous 1573, Leigh, Gifford,[7] Fenner.

LUTHERAN: Brentius, Dieterich,[8] Geier, Luther, Melanchthon, Schmidt, Seebach.

ROMAN CATHOLIC: Arboreus, Bonaventure, Ferus, Jansen, Lorinus, Maldonatus, Malvenda, Pineda, Rupertus, Sanchez, Zanchius, Cajetan, Hugo Victorinus, William of Paris, Tillemannus, Mercerus, Launæus.

HEBREWS: גליקי על הקהלת of Elisha Gallico, דברים טובים of Rabbi Moshe Alschish, לב חכם of Rabbi Samuel Aripul,[9] Joseph ibn Yahya, Isaac ben Arama, Lechem Secarim, קהלת יעקב of Rabbi Moshe Galante,[10] צפנת פענח.

Let the Interpreters of the Books of the Old Testament be added.

[1] Gregory Thaumaturgus, or the Wonder-worker (c. 213-c. 270) was a disciple of Origin, and later Bishop of Cæsarea. His pastoral labors did much to advance the Christian faith in Asia Minor. It is said of him that he wrought miracles, and received revelatory visits from Mary and the Apostle John, who is said to have delivered to him a Creed. [2] Antione de La Faye (1540-1615) was a French Reformed pastor, theologian, and universal scholar. He served as Professor of Philosophy (1578-1580), and then as Professor of Theology (1581-1610), at Geneva. He commented on Ecclesiastes, Romans, and 1 Timothy. [3] John Cotton (1585-1652) was an English Puritan and Congregationalist minister, eventually settling in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He was a theologian of considerable reputation and influence in his day. Cotton composed commentaries on Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, and 1 John. [4] Joseph Hall (1574-1656) was an Anglican churchman. He served as one of England’s delegates to the Synod of Dort, and later as a Bishop. Hall was thoroughly Calvinistic, but peaceable and moderate in his disposition. He wrote Contemplations on the Historical Passages of the Old and New Testaments, and Solomon’s Divine Arts. [5] William Pemble (c. 1592-1623) was Anglican churchman, but of Puritan sympathies. He commented and preached on a variety of Biblical passages, include Ecclesiastes and the first nine chapters of Zechariah. [6] John Trapp (1601-1669) was an English churchman, living through the tumultuous period of the English Civil War, during which he sided with the Parliament and took the Solemn League and Covenant. He commented on the entire Bible. [7] George Gifford (c. 1548-1600) was an English Puritan minister. He translated Fulke’s Prælectiones in Apocalypsin, and published his own sermons on the book, as well as on the Song of Solomon and the first half of Ecclesiastes. [8] Conrad Dieterich (1575-1639) was a German Lutheran minister and educator. He served as Professor Ethics at Giessen (1605-1614), and Superintendent at Ulm (1614-1639). He composed a number of textbooks on various subjects, and a massive commentary on Ecclesiastes. [9] Rabbi Samuel ben Isaac Aripul (flourished late sixteenth century) was a Greek Rabbi, preacher, and Biblical exegete. He also commented on the Pentateuch, a number of the Psalms, and the Song of Solomon. [10] Rabbi Moshe ben Mordechai Galante (died 1608) was a disciple of Joseph Caro and a Rabbi of Safed. In addition to his commentary on Ecclesiastes, he wrote on the Book of Esther.

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