This volume, and the one to follow, are the product of 20 years of research and devotion from the author (p. xi). DelHousaye’s Fourfold Gospel seeks to walk the line of biblical commentary and devotional, utilizing the medieval Quadriga. This interpretive methodology, drawn from the Latin word for a chariot drawn by four horses, embraces four levels of scriptural interpretation: the literal, anagogical, typological, and tropological. The commentary itself is structured along the parallel rabbinic structure of PaRDeS (פַּרְדֵּס), wherein the “P” stands for peshat (פְּשָׁט)—the plain sense of the words; the “R” for remez (רֶמֵז)—the allegorical sense; the “D” for derash (דֵּרַשׁ)—the homiletical sense; and the “S” for sod (סוֹד)—the intent of the divine author (p. 30). The biblical text is then arranged in the form of a fourfold Gospel reminiscent of Tatian’s Diatessaron, with the commentary categorized by the letters explained above.

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