Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Numbers: Interpreters

HOLY FATHERS: Ambrose, Cyril, Hippolytus, Origen,[1] Procopius, Bede, Rupertus, Quæstiones of Augustine, Theodoret.


REFORMED: English: William Attersoll.[2]


Johannes Bugenhagen

LUTHERAN: Bugenhagen,[3] Marbach, Pelargus.[4]


ROMAN CATHOLIC: Amand,[5] Canutus, Lorinus,[6] Abulensis,[7] Cajetan, Oleaster.


HEBREW: ספרא/Siphra.[8]


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

[1] Twenty-eight homilies on the Book of Numbers survive from Origen.


[2] William Attersoll (died 164) was an English Puritan pastor and author. He wrote a massive commentary on the Book of Numbers, exceedingly thirteen hundred folio pages.


[3] Johannes Bugenhagen (1485-1558), called Doctor Pomeranus by Martin Luther, was the Reformer of Pomerania and Denmark, and instrumental in the organization of Lutheran churches in Northern German and Scandinavia (earning him the title, the second Apostle of the North). He participated in the translation of the Scriptures into German, and wrote commentaries on several Biblical books.


[4] In Numeros Sacros Quartum Librum Mosaicum Commentarius brevis.


[5] Amand Hermann (1639-1700) was a Franciscan philosopher and theologian of Silesian and the Czech province. Among his other writings is Desertum Pharan mystice explicatum cum quadraginta duabus in eo mansionibus filiorum Israel ad Palaestinam pergentium, which draws lessons for Lent from the Israelites’ wilderness wanderings.


[6] Commentarii in librum Numeri.


[7] Commentaria in Numeros.


[8] Although the text of Sifre Zutta (a midrash on the Book of Numbers) is no longer extant, large portions of it are preserved in quotations by multiple medieval Rabbis.

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