By Bernhard Bischoff, Michael Lapidge
This quantity comprises the 1st variation of a formerly unknown textual content that throws new mild at the highbrow historical past of early medieval Europe. The Biblical commentaries symbolize the instructing of 2 talented Greek students who got here to England from the Byzantine East: Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury and his colleague Hadrian. They taught the Bible to a bunch of Anglo-Saxon students, who recorded their educating. The ensuing commentaries represent the excessive element of Biblical scholarship among past due antiquity and the Renaissance. The variation is brought through large chapters at the highbrow heritage of the texts and their manuscript resources. The Latin texts themselves are followed through dealing with English translations and huge notes.
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He died while returning to his native Antioch in 407. Theodore of Mopsuestia70 was a close friend and ally of John Chrysostom. Like John, Theodore was born c. 350 in Antioch; like him, too, he studied at some early point in his career with Libanius. At approximately the same time as John, Theodore went, when aged about 20, to Diodore and his asketerion for instruction in the celibate life and in biblical studies. 71 Theodore persevered and was in due course ordained a priest in 383. When his master Diodore was elected bishop of Tarsus, Theodore went to Tarsus to continue his biblical studies during the years between 386 and 392, when Theodore himself was elected bishop of nearby Mopsuestia (also in Cilicia: see fig.
2 4 3 - 9 . PentI 2 8 and 4 4 ; Gn-Ex-Evla 22; Evil 4 1 , 87 and 9 7 ; and see also discussion below, pp. 214-16. 105 106 107 PentI 9 1 ; see also below, pp. 2 0 8 - 1 1 . See below, pp. 2 2 3 - 4 . Neither Diodore of Tarsus nor Theodore of Mopsuestia is quoted by name; but it is not certain that any of their writings were to be found outside of Greek catenae or Syriac translations in the seventh century. See below, pp. 1 8 0 - 2 , where it is noted that Dr Jane Stevenson has recently advanced persuasive reasons for thinking that the anonymous Latin translation and redaction of Malalas's Chronicle, which passes under the name oiLaterculus Malalianus, was made in England by Archbishop Theodore.
4 8 9 - 5 1 0 ; and M. Simonetti, 'Note sull'esegesi veterotestamentaria di Teodoro di Mopsuestia', Vetera Christianorum 14 (1977), 6 9 - 1 0 2 . See Baur, Der heilige Johannes Chrysostomus, trans. Gonzaga I, 3 1 9 - 2 1 . See Sellers, Two Ancient Christologies, pp. A. Norris, Manhood and Christ: a Study in the Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia (Oxford, 1963); and Wallace-Hadrill, Christian Antiochy pp. 117-50. The bibliography on this subject is immense. On Nestorius, see above, pp. 9-10 and nn.