Biblical women in origen's newly discovered Homilies on Psalms: Gendered markers of christian identity in late antique caesarea

Maren R. Niehoff*

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Abstract

Origen's 29 new homilies on the Book of Psalms, which were discovered in 2012 in the Staatsbibliothek in Munich, have already illuminated central aspects of the Church Father's exegetical techniques and attitudes towards contemporary Jewish customs1. In the present article I wish to draw attention to passages, which treat biblical women, who are not mentioned in the Psalms themselves but in the secondary or tertiary verses adduced by Origen. Such references to biblical women open a new window into gender perspectives in third-century Caesarea and allow us to position Origen more accurately within the history of discourses on women and femininity.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)485-507
Number of pages23
JournalEphemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume96
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020

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