The Prayer of Manasses

Orthodox Tradition and Modern Studies in Dialogue

This article offers a new approach to the process of interpreting The Prayer of Manasses based on modern exegetical theories, especially the canonical reading of the Old Testament and the linguistic synchronic methods. Due to its remarkable place in the Lent liturgy, the Prayer of Manasses has an important place in the Orthodox spirituality and several writings from Early Christianity have referred to it as a source and pattern for the repentance discourse. Moreover, its place in the Septuaginta and its relation with the Chronicler narrative gives a particular approach to the Orthodox interpretation of the Old Testament. For more...


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The Prayer of Manasses. Orthodox Tradition and Modern Studies in Dialogue. In Vahan S. Hovhanessian (ed.). The Canon of the Bible and the Apocrypha in the Churches of the East. New York: Peter Lang (Bible in the Christian Orthodox Tradition 2), 2012. ISBN 978-1-4331-1035-1.220.120882815 - H845c