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catena

a connected series, esp of patristic comments on the Bible

catena

(kă-tee -nă) (plural: catenae) a chain of craters. The word is used in the approved name of such a surface feature on a planet or satellite.

catena

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(computer science)
A series of data items that appears in a chained list.
(geology)
A group of soils derived from uniform or similar parent material which nonetheless show variations in type because of differences in topography or drainage.
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Jean Leclercq notes a similar rhetoric of deference in the monastic technique of commenting on Scripture by way of Scripture rather than through personal, idiosyncratic expositions--a practice he calls "exegesis by concordance." (40) This technique, which contributed to the formulation of various medieval catenae, assumes that the Bible is ultimately an autoexegetical text, a self-explaining verbal system.
Biblical scholars call the linked verses in Paul's catenae "testimonies" (testimoniae), evidences or proof texts for the themes Paul is discussing, and each conflated text itself a "witness" (testimonium) or comprehensive argument demonstrating some spiritual truth.
(32.) See OED catena, a.; "catenae," The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York: Robert Appleton, 1908), III:434-435; John O.