Jerome was one of the very few early Christian scholars to know any Hebrew. This is a unique introduction, translation, and commentary of his Questions on Genesis - a fascinating work showing a Christian working alongside Jews in an age very different from our own. Jerome's influence on the Church is well known - but this work is equally important for the light thrown on the history and origin of many ideas at the heart of the Jewish tradition.
as accurate and as elegant as a real translation can be, and his ample notes do much to fulfil his professed desire to be of use to "students of Patristica and Judaica". The work will be particularly valuable to those who wish to know more of the relations in the fourth century between Christendom and Jewry... * Journal of Jewish Studies * CTR Hayward has now published the first English Translation of QHG. He has also provided us with a detailed commentary...I very much welcome his contribution, and hope that it will provide some incentive for others to look at Jerome's other commentaries from a similar vantage point. * The Journal of Theological Studies. * Innovative work. * Theology Digest. * The most important reaction to Hayward's book is to be grateful that he has translated such an important text and fortified his rendering with so much helpful material. The commentary is truly impressive, although he mentions in the Preface that much more could have been written. * James C Vanderkam, Journal of Semitic Studies, vol.42, no.1, 1997 * Hayward has translated it clearly, and provided a commentary showing exactly what renderings Jerome was contesting and where the traditions he was drawing on can be found. It is a mine of information on patristic and Jewish exegesis. * Roger Tomes, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 76 (1997) * Hayward's translation is clear and his extended commentary rivals Jerome in the reach of its learning ... Thanks to Hayward, we can fully appreciate Jerome's original and critical use of Jewish texts on Genesis. * Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies *