THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA°


THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA°
THEODORE OF MOPSUESTIA° (c. 350–428 C.E.), Christian Bible exegete and theologian. Born in Antioch, Theodore was bishop of Mopsuestia in Cilicia from 392 C.E. until his death. Of all his commentaries, only that on the minor prophets is wholly extant. Theodore interpreted the biblical narrative as historical and not allegorical, but always in the light of Christian salvation history. He recognized few direct messianic prophecies, and he showed little regard for the Books of Esther and the Song of Songs. His commentary on Psalms is considered his most important exegetical work. -BIBLIOGRAPHY: R. Devreesse, Le Commentaire de Th. de Mopsueste sur les Psaumes (1939); Zahh, in: Neue kirchliche Zeitschrift, 11 (1900), 788–806; Abramowski, in: Zeitschrift fuer Kitchengeschichte, 72 (1961), 263–93; U. Wickert, Studien zu den Pauluskommentaren Theodors von Mopustia (1962); Sullivan, in: The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 4 (1967), 18–19 (incl. bibl.); The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, 11 (1953), 320–2 (incl. bibl.). (Zev Garber)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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