Old Testament Commentaries
In the Old Testament Commentaries St. Thomas has a style similar to his commentaries on the Gospels and the Pauline epistles. Uniquely, the Old Testament Commentaries are spaced generously throughout the entirety of St. Thomas’s life, ranging from the beginning of St. Thomas’s academic career to shortly before his death. Because the Old Testament Commentaries span St. Thomas’s career, they show the development of his ability to comment on Scripture.
In the early Old Testament Commentaries St. Thomas is primarily concerned with exploring the literal meaning of the texts. Even so he provides clear insights into the texts that he comments upon. Though the number of texts that he chooses to comment upon is limited, these Old Testament Commentaries are an important part of his works.
TRANSLATOR: Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski, O. P.
SOURCE TEXTS: Parma 1863 edition, Busa 1980 edition
TRANSLATORS: Ben Martin, Mark Foudy, Louis St. Hilaire
SOURCE TEXTS: Parma 1863 edition, Leonine 1974 edition
TRANSLATOR: Fr. Brian Mullady
SOURCE TEXTS: Leonine 1965 edition