Is there any good books on christian biographies of OT patriarchs?
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Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and other israelite heroic figures like gideon,samson( he messed up at  one point tho) etc. I know judaism has a huge chunk of commentarial literature adding details to the torah,usually comment upon comment. But is there a christian version?
i have read some of butler's lives of the saints, now id love to read on the israelite prophet's lives but from a non-jewish POV.
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There is an Orthodox Christian book, The Prologue of Ochrid, that should include the lives of the Old Testament saints.

Very brief biographical notations are included in The Roman Martyrology.
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(07-28-2021, 03:26 PM)Clare Brigid Wrote: There is an Orthodox Christian book, The Prologue of Ochrid, that should include the lives of the Old Testament saints.

Very brief biographical notations are included in The Roman Martyrology.
The Prologue of Ohrid does in fact have many biographies of saints and Old Testament Saints. Depending on how major they are. If one is really interested in the lives of Old Testament Saints though, I strongly recommend reading the Bible, vol. I, the Old Testament, which comes in many translations, the best being the RSV-CE.
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i've mentioned catherine emmerich on here before and i don't know how anyone else feels about her visions but in the life of jesus christ and biblical revelations there's a hundred some pages in the beginning about the old testament and then later she talks about more specific episodes where they have any bearing on the doings of our lord during his public ministry (the story of jephtha from judges for example)

st gregory of nyssa also wrote a life of moses but i've never read that
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(07-29-2021, 09:05 AM)dayafter Wrote: i've mentioned catherine emmerich on here before and i don't know how anyone else feels about her visions but in the life of jesus christ and biblical revelations there's a hundred some pages in the beginning about the old testament and then later she talks about more specific episodes where they have any bearing on the doings of our lord during his public ministry (the story of jephtha from judges for example)

st gregory of nyssa also wrote a life of moses but i've never read that
Like anyone, St. Anne is not infallible on matters which pertain to fact but she provides good insight to the culture all the same. I obviously don't agree with her views on St. Joseph as I follow the Eastern Tradition on that but this is matters concerning fact, not faith.
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(07-29-2021, 09:09 AM)newenglandsun Wrote:
(07-29-2021, 09:05 AM)dayafter Wrote: i've mentioned catherine emmerich on here before and i don't know how anyone else feels about her visions but in the life of jesus christ and biblical revelations there's a hundred some pages in the beginning about the old testament and then later she talks about more specific episodes where they have any bearing on the doings of our lord during his public ministry (the story of jephtha from judges for example)

st gregory of nyssa also wrote a life of moses but i've never read that
Like anyone, St. Anne is not infallible on matters which pertain to fact but she provides good insight to the culture all the same. I obviously don't agree with her views on St. Joseph as I follow the Eastern Tradition on that but this is matters concerning fact, not faith.
What are the differences between the Eastern and Western traditions concerning St. Joseph?
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(07-29-2021, 11:12 AM)Memories_in_Rain Wrote: What are the differences between the Eastern and Western traditions concerning St. Joseph?

West: Young Virgin

East: Elderly Widower
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