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After CalvinStudies in the Development of a Theological Tradition$
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Richard A. Muller

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195157017

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157017.001.0001

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Henry Ainsworth and the Development of Protestant Exegesis in the Early Seventeenth Century

Henry Ainsworth and the Development of Protestant Exegesis in the Early Seventeenth Century

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(p.156) 10 Henry Ainsworth and the Development of Protestant Exegesis in the Early Seventeenth Century
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After Calvin
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Richard A. Muller

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157017.003.0010

The study of Henry Ainsworth's work as an exegete underlines the broader currents of thought in which the British theologians of the 17th century were involved. Ainsworth insisted on examining the entire text in order to ascertain the meaning of it as a whole, emphasizing right translation to the point of forcing English syntax into Hebraic patterns in order to represent better the meaning of the original text. He also evidences the broad philological interests characteristic of biblical interpreters in the era of orthodoxy, of what is called the targumic pattern of textual analysis in his case. The identification of Ainsworth as an “independent” churchman, exiled to the Netherlands, also serves to underline this broader context, as does his personal encounter with Judaism, however polemical.

Keywords:   Targums, Judaism, Henry Ainsworth, Protestant exegesis, Hebraic patterns

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