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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Lamentations: Interpreters

HOLY FATHERS: Anselm, Theodoret, Paschasius Radbertus.[1]


REFORMED: Brandmüller, Bullinger, Calvin, Cocceius, Lavater, Martyr, Œcolampadius, Polanus, Strigelius, Szegedinus, Zwingli. English: Broughton, Hull, Udall,[2] Topsell, Anonymous 1595, William Thomas.[3]


LUTHERAN: Bacmeister,[4] Bugenhagen, Hulsemannus, Melanchthon, Palladius,[5] Ursinus.


ROMAN CATHOLIC: Acosta, Agellius, Aquinas, Bonaventure, Castro, Ferus, Ghislerius, Jesus Maria, Maldonatus, Malvenda, Sanchez, Wicelius,[6] Hugo Victorinus, del Rio.


HEBREWS: דברים נחמים of Rabbi Moshe Alschish, כפות כסף of Rabbi Joseph Caspi, לחם דמעת of Rabbi Samuel de Uzeda, Joseph ibn Yahya’s Lechem Setharim, קול בוכים, Rabboth.


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

[1] Paschasius Radbertus (785-865) was a Carolingian theologian, serving as Abbot of the Benedictine monastery at Corbie, France. He is most remembered as an early proponent of the what would become the doctrine of transubstantiation. Radbertus wrote commentaries on Lamentations, Matthew, and Revelation. [2] John Udall (c.1560-1592) was an Anglican churchman, and a Puritan controversialist, associated with the Martin Marprelate tracts. Among his other writings is his commentary on Lamentations. [3]Scriptures opened and sundry cases of conscience resolved, in plain and practical answers to several questions, upon the proverbs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel. [4] Lucas Bacmeister the Younger (1570-1638) was a German Lutheran pastor and theologian, serving as Professor of Theology at Rostock (1600-1613). He commented on the Penitential Psalms and Lamentations. [5] Peder Palladius (1503-1560) was a Danish Lutheran theologian and reformer. He served as the first Protestant Superintendent of Denmark, helped in the oversight of a Lutheran Church order, and produced a Danish translation of the Scriptures. Palladius wrote an Introduction to the Bible, and commentaries on the Pentateuch and Lamentations. [6] Georg Witzel (1501-1573) was a German theologian. He embraced the Lutheran Reformation for a time, but concluded that the Lutheran Church was not the true Church, and that Lutheran teaching was not good for the morals of the people. Consequently, he became a vigorous opponent of the Reformation in Germany. Witzel commented on much of the Scripture.

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