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Original Language Texts

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Perrone, Lorenzo, editor, Origenes XIII, Die Neuen Psalmenhomilien: Eine Kritische Edition des Codex Monacensis Graecus 314 (Die Griechischen Christlichen Schriftsteller der Ersten Jahrhunderte NF 19; Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015)

The Origen page on the Sources Chrétiennes website has an extensive list of the works of Origen published by Sources Chrétiennes and others. Expand the various sections of the page.


English Translations


Barkley G. W (2005), Origen: Homilies on Leviticus 1-16 (The Fathers of the Church Series, 83)

Bruce B. J, (2002), Origen: Homilies on Joshua: Origen (Fathers of the Church Series, 105)
Butterworth G. W. (1966/1990), Origen: On First Principles
Chadwick H. (1977), Alexandrian Christianity (Library of Christian Classics) (includes On Prayer, Exhortation to Martyrdom, and Dialogue with Heraclides.)
Chadwick H. (1953), Origen: Contra Celsum
Daly R. J. SJ (1992), Origen: Treatise on the Passover and Dialogue of Origen With Heraclides and His Fellow Bishops on the Father, the Son, and the Soul (Ancient Christian Writers Series, 54)
Greer R. A. (1979), Origen: An Exhortation to Martyrdom, Prayer and selected works  (includes An Exhortation to Martyrdom, On Prayer, On First Principles IV, Prologue to the Commentary on the Song of Songs, Homily XXVII on Numbers)
Heine R. E. (1982/2002), Origen: Homilies on Genesis and Exodus (Fathers of the Church Series, 71) (Note that the cover of this work at Amazon may show "Augustine", but the contents are the correct work of Origen!)
Heine R. E. (1989/2000), Origen: Commentary on the Gospel According to John Books 1-10 (The Fathers of the Church Series, 80)
Heine R. E. (1993/2006), Origen: Commentary on the Gospel According to John, Books 13-32 (The Fathers of the Church Series, 89)
Heine R E. (2018) trans. The Commentary of Origen on the Gospel of St. Matthew: Translated with Introduction and Brief Annotations (2 Volumes) (Oxford Early Christian Texts, 2018)
Heine R. (2003), The Commentaries of Origen and Jerome on St. Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians (Oxford Early Christian Studies)
Hooker M. (2014), Origen of Alexandria: Exegetical Works on Ezekiel (Ancient Texts in Translation 2) (Chieftan Publishing) Fourteen homilies in Latin with English translation, plus all the Greek fragments of this and Origen's other works on Ezekiel, with an English translation.
Lauro E. A. D. (2009), Origen: Homilies on Judges (Fathers of the Church Series, 119)
Lawson R. P. (1957), Origen: The Song of Songs, Commentary and Homilies (Ancient Christian Writers Series, 26)
Lienhard J. T. (1996/2009), Origen: Homilies on Luke (Fathers of the Church Series, 94)
O'Meara J.J. (1954), Origen: Prayer; Exhortation to Martyrdom (Ancient Christian Writers series Series, 19)
Scheck T. P. (2001/9), Origen: Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Books 1-5 (The Fathers of the Church Series, 103)
Scheck T. P. (2002/12), Origen: Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, Books 6-10 (The Fathers of the Church Series, 104)
Scheck T. P. (2010), Origen: Homilies 1-14 on Ezekiel (Ancient Christian Writers Series, 62)
Smith J. C. (1998), Origen: Homilies on Jeremiah and Homily on 1 Kings 28 (Fathers of the Church Series, 97)
Scheck T. P. (2009), Origen: Homilies on Numbers (Ancient Christian Texts)
Scheck T. P. (2010), Pamphilus: Apology for Origen: With Letter of Rufinus on the Falsification of the Books of Origen (The Fathers of the Church Series, 120)
Stewart-Sykes A. (2004), Tertullian, Cyprian, And Origen On The Lord's Prayer (St. Vladimir's Seminary Press Popular Patristics Series)
Trigg, Joseph W. (2021), Homilies on the Psalms: Codex Monacensis Graecus 314 (Fathers of the Church Patristic Series)
Trigg Joseph. W. (1998), Origen (The Early Church Fathers) (Commentary on Psalms 1-25, fragment from preface; Commentary on Lamentations, selected fragments; Commentary on Genesis, fragment from Book 3, Commentary on John, Book 1; Commentary on John, Book 13.3-192; Homily 12 on Jeremiah; Homilies 19 and 20 on Luke; Homily 5 on 1 Samuel; Letter to Gregory; Commentary on John, Book 32. 1-140; Commentary on John, Book 32.318-67)

General Works



John A. McGuckin,
The Westminister Handbook to Origen


Joseph W. Trigg



E. A. D. Lauro
The Soul and Spirit of Scripture within Origen's Exegesis


R. P. C. Hanson
Allegory and Event: A Study of the Sources and Significance of Origen's Interpretation of Scripture



Hans Urs von Balthasar
Origen: Spirit and Fire - A Thematic Anthology of His Writings