Michael Azar, Exegeting the Jews: The Early Reception of the Johannine “Jews.” Leiden: Brill, 2016.Excerpt:
Azar focuses on three prominent ancient interpreters: Origen of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, and Cyril of Alexandria. He concludes that the anti-Jewishness of these authors is not consistent within their writings. Moreover, there is no overarching anti-Jewish position of nascent orthodoxy. Rather, the three men achieved positions of ecclesial prominence and found themselves needing to interpret scriptures to address problems in very different times and places.I noted the book and an essay by the author a couple of years ago here.
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