Monday, July 28, 2008

Origen and Jewish Identity

Robert Wilken's statement about Origen's hermeneutics raised my eyebrow. It is no wonder that by the fourth century it was impossible to both Jewish and Christian: 

It is of the utmost importance for Origen's hermeneutical program that no vestiges of Jewish national life exist within the Land of Israel (The Land, p. 73, emphasis added). 

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