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By W. Trent Foley, Arthur G. Holder

ISBN-10: 0853236836

ISBN-13: 9780853236832

This quantity includes six of Bede's shorter biblical writings, such a lot of which look the following in translation for the 1st time - On Tobias, at the Resting areas, Thirty questions about the ebook of Kings, On 8 Questions, at the Holy areas and the letter On What Isaiah Says. Taken jointly, they demonstrate his outstanding versatility as a biblical exegete.

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From the side of Mount Zion that has a steep cliflfacing east, the spring of Siloam rushes forth inside the walls and toward the foot of the hill. Itflows south with a sporadic stream of water? that is, its water bubbles up not constantly, but [only] on certain hours and days. Usually it comes with a loud roar through the hollows of the earth and cavities of extremely hard rock. 5. On the plateau atop Mount Zion, cells of monks are crowded around the great church said to have been founded there by the apostles.

EucheriusDesir. Hier. 13 (CCSL 175: 238, 51-2) 2 Adamnan De loc. SMC. I , 22 (CCSL 175: 199) 3 Ibid. 1, 21 (CCSL 175: 198-9). The word ‘barren’ here translates bruc(h)osu,which is contained in the mrs. of both Adamnan and Bede. Meehan here conjectures bruscosu, which is attested later as meaning ‘scrubland‘ OT ‘brushwood-country’. Whatever the word‘s literal meaning, Bede clearly means here to contrast a brucosa landscape with one that is grassy and flowery. Hence the translation of brucosu as ‘barren’.

Hier. (CCSL 175: 238,56) 4 0. 5 Adamnan De loc. SMC. ' A hollowed-out rock by the wall holds the water from the Lord's first bath which was poured out from the wall into it. ' 2. In the valley just north of Bethlehem is the sepulchre of David, which is covered with a low stone in the middle of a church, with a lamp placed ~ v e r h e a dBut . ~ in the valley just south in a church is St. , 'sheepfold')' is a church holding the tombs of the three shepherds to whom the Lord's birth was revealed! ' 4.

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