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Heidegger's Bible Handbook: Song of Songs: Interpreters

HOLY FATHERS: Anselm, Bernard, Cyprian, Gregory the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Hilary, Hippolytus, Theodoret, Jerome, Origen, Philo Carpasius,[1] Bede, Angelomus, Ambrosius Autpertus,[2] Honorius Ausgustodunensis,[3] Aponius, Ægidius Romanus.[4]


REFORMED: Alsted, Beza, Cocceius, Groenwegen,[5] Mercerus, Meursius,[6] Placæus, Walram cum Notis Vogelini Geyersperg, Udemans[7] translated by Johann Jacob Meyer. English: Ainsworth, Argallus, Arthur Jackson, Brightman,[8] Bruciatus, Cotton, Dove,[9] Durham,[10] Gouge,[11] Guild, Gifford, Enoch Clapham,[12] Joseph Hall, Meyer, Robotham, Sibbes,[13] Thompson, Wilcox.


LUTHERAN: Luther, Roper, Titelmans, Heunisebius, Durenfeld.


ROMAN CATHOLIC: Agelius, Alliaco, Aloysius, Aquinas, Azor,[14] Delrio, Genebrard, Gerson,[15] Ghislerius,[16] Jesus Maria, Lindanus, Maldonatus, Malvenda, Moncœus, Pintus, Rupertus, Sanchez, Sherlock,[17] Hortola,[18] Lapide, de Valentia, Saint Thomas, Robert Holcot,[19] Ludovicus Legionensis,[20] Sotomayor, Haymo.


HEBREWS: אילת אהבים of Rabbi Simeon Alcabitius, דברים טובים of Rabbi Mosche Alshich, חשק שלמה of Rabbi Johanan Aleman, Isaac ben Arama, נקודות הכסף of Rabbi Abraham Laniado,[21] ציץ הזהב of Rabbi ben Chaim Rabboth, רנת דודים of Rabbi Elia ben Lama, שושנת עמקים.


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

[1] Philo Carpasius (fifth century) was bishop of Carpasia, a town in northern Cyprus. He is principally known for his allegorical commentary on the Song of Songs. [2] Ambrosius Autpertus (c. 730-784) was Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Vincent on the river Voltorno. He wrote voluminously, including commentaries upon the Psalms, Song of Songs, and Revelation. [3] Little is known about the life of Honorius Augustodunensis (c. 1080-c. 1140). He was a monk and author, writing commentaries on the Psalms and Song of Songs. [4] Giles of Rome (c. 1243-1316) was Prior General of the Order of Saint Augustine, Archbishop of Bourges, and a Scholastic theologian (the Doctor Fundatissimus). [5] Henricus Groenewegen (1640-1692) was a Dutch Reformed theologian and pastor. [6] Johannes van Meurs (1579-1639) was a Dutch antiquarian and classical scholar, serving as Professor of Greek and History at Leiden. He published a compilation of comments on the Song of Songs from Eusebius and other Greek Fathers. [7] Godefridus Cornelisz Udemans (c. 1581-1649) was a Dutch Reformed minister, and, together with Willem Teellinck and others, one of founders of the Nadere Reformatie. [8] Thomas Brightman (1562-1607) was educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge. He served as Rector of Hawnes, Bedfordshire. He was a Puritan divine of some reputation for learning and piety. He also commented on Revelation.. [9] John Dove (1561-1618) was an Anglican churchman and scholar. [10] James Durham (1622-1658) was a Scottish Presbyterian divine. He served as a minister and Professor of Divinity at Glasgow. He co-authored the Sum of Saving Knowledge and authored learned commentaries on the Song of Solomon and Revelation. [11] William Gouge (1575-1653) was a learned Puritan divine, and one of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster. He composed commentaries on the Song of Solomon, and on Hebrews, the last portion of which was completed by his son, Thomas, after his death. He also contributed the English Annotations on 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, and Job. [12] Little is known about the life of Enoch Clapham (flourished 1600). He was an English theologian and writer, pastoring a church in Amsterdam, and later in Northbourne. [13] Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) was an English churchman (a Puritan, but not a Separatist) and author. Theologically, he was in the tradition of Perkins and Ames. [14] Juan Azor (1535-1603) was a Spanish Jesuit priest, moral philosopher, and theologian. He is most famous for his Instiutionum Moralium, but he also composed commentaries on the Psalms and the Song of Songs. [15] Jean Charlier de Gerson (1363-1429) was a French scholar, theologian, and educator. As Chancellor of the University of Paris, Gerson labored to end the Papal Schism, taking an active part in the conciliar movement in general, and in the Council of Constance in particular. He commented on a diversity of Biblical texts. [16] Michael Ghislerius (1563-1646) was a monk and Roman priest, best remembered for his commentary on Jeremiah. [17] Paul Sherlock (1595-1646) was an English Jesuit. He served as the superior of the Irish College at Salamanca and Compostella, teaching Scholastic Theology. Sherlock commented on the Song of Songs. [18] Cosme Damian Hortola (1493-1568) was a Spanish theologian, educator, and exegete. His teaching career was long and distinguished, and he served as Abbot of the Canons Regular of Saint Augustine. Hortola’s commentary on the Song of Songs was published posthumously. [19] Robert Holcot (c. 1290-1349) was an English Dominical theologian, called the Doctor firmus et indefatigabilis, and nominalist philosopher. He was influential in his age, especially on the matter of God’s knowledge of future contingent events. In addition to his commentary on the Sentences, Holcot wrote Super Sapientiam Salomonis. [20] Luis de León (1527-1591) was a Spanish Augustinian friar, theologian, and poet. He served as Professor of Theology at Salamanca. He was accused before the Inquisition of heresy, partly because of his translation of the Song of Songs into Spanish, but was eventually acquitted. In addition to his work on the Song of Songs, de León also commented on Job. [21] Abraham ben Isaac Laniado (flourish c. 1600) was a Syrian Rabbi. In addition to his extant work on the Song of Solomon, he left manuscripts on the Pentateuch, the Five Scrolls, Psalms, Proverbs, Job, and Daniel.

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