Commentary on the Gospel According to John, Books 13-32

Commentary on the Gospel According to John, Books 13-32

Translated by RONALD E. HEINE
Copyright Date: 1993
Pages: 448
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Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-v)
  3. ABBREVIATIONS
    (pp. vi-vi)
  4. PREFACE
    (pp. vii-viii)
    RONALD E. HEINE
  5. SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
    (pp. ix-xii)
  6. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. 3-68)

    This volume contains what remains of Books 13-32 of Origen's Commentary on John.¹ The Commentary on John is significant not only for studies of Origen, for which it is of central importance, but also for studies of Gnosticism,² the history of biblical exegesis,³ the history of theology,⁴ and spirituality.⁵

    (2) R. Gögler has pointed out that the Commentary on John is the oldest preserved Christian commentary on a writing of the New Testament, and has noted that it is an extensive scholarly and spiritual explanation of the Gospel.⁶ G. L. Prestige calls attention to the fact that it was Origen,...

  7. BOOK THIRTEEN
    (pp. 69-165)

    Perhaps it might seem to you, most pious and reverent Ambrose, that the account concerning the Samaritan woman ought not to have been broken off so that part of it is in the twelfth volume and the rest in the thirteenth.

    (2) But when we saw that the twelfth volume of our explanations had reached a suitable stopping point, we thought it good to stop at the Samaritan woman’s account of the well that she mentions—how Jacob gave it, and how he himself and his sons and his livestock drank from it¹—that we might begin the thirteenth volume...

  8. BOOK NINETEEN
    (pp. 166-204)

    If the statement that says, “And you know me, whence I am,”² and the one that declares, “You know neither me nor my Father,” were addressed to the same people, they would obviously appear to be contradictory. But, as it is, the one statement, “And you know me,” is addressed to certain people of Jerusalem who had said, “Have the rulers known truly that this is the Christ? But we know this man, whence he is; but when the Christ comes, no one knows whence he is.”³ The other statement, “You do not know me,” etc., is addressed to Pharisees...

  9. BOOK TWENTY
    (pp. 205-291)

    O ambrose, most devout and zealous for learning in the lord, as we dictate the twentieth book on the Gospel according to John, we pray that we may receive thoughts that are full and solid, so to speak, and that have nothing hollow about them, from the fullness of the son of God, in whom all the fullness was pleased to dwell.¹ We pray [that] the gospel may be revealed in the things we examine, and that we may neglect nothing that needs to be examined and to be belived in the writings that serve as memoirs, and that we...

  10. BOOK TWENTY-EIGHT
    (pp. 292-341)

    Those who investigate the natures of numbers have said that six is the first perfect number, being equal to its own parts, both from the combination of what is doubled from the unit, one and two, which is three, a prime number, and the doubling of the number arrived at, now I mean from the two, for when the two has been multiplied by three it makes six.¹

    (2) But they say the second perfect number is twenty-eight, being composed both of the compound of the doubling beginning from the unit until the first number results, and the doubling of...

  11. BOOK THIRTY-TWO
    (pp. 342-418)

    Since we are being prosperously guided by God through Jesus Christ, let us continue walking the great way of the Gospel, which is also a living way for us,¹ if we may both² know and travel it so that we come even to its end.

    (2) Now, however, let us attempt to set foot on the thirty-second encampment, as it were, among the things that will be said. And may the pillar of the shining cloud of Jesus be present with us, leading us forward when that is necessary, and stopping when that is necessary,³ until we go completely through...

  12. INDEX OF PROPER NAMES
    (pp. 421-426)
  13. INDEX OF HOLY SCRIPTURE
    (pp. 427-436)