And this is true not only of the dogmatic parties; solitary monks and ambitious priests, hard-headed critical exegetes,' allegorists, mystics, all found something congenial in his writings.
But, though this method has been applied in its fullness, and that by the keenest exegetes, there remains a consciousness that it has failed to solve many of the problems of the book.
Accordingly later exegetes 1 hold that the seventh in each series is unfolded in the series of seven that follows.
This chapter presents great difficulties, especially if with the older and some of the recent exegetes we regard it as written at the same time and by the same author.
Again and again individuals and groups turn back to the Semitic cycle of hopes and ideas, while the reconciliation of the two systems, Jewish and Graeco-Roman, becomes the task of exegetes and theologians.