Book/Printed Material Literal Commentary on Genesis. De genesi ad litteram

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Title

  • Literal Commentary on Genesis.

Other Title

  • De genesi ad litteram

Summary

  • De Genesi ad litteram (Literal commentary on Genesis) is an exegetical text on the first book of the Bible by Saint Augustine (354--430). This manuscript of Augustine's commentary dating from between 1147 and 1164 was written and decorated in the diocesan town of Salzburg. In 1122 the earlier Salzburg cathedral chapter was replaced by a chapter regulated by Augustinian Canons, which may explain why in the following decade works by Saint Augustine were often copied in Salzburg. The manuscript is remarkable for its pen drawings, among them a full-page representation of Archbishop Eberhard I (died 1164) kneeling in front of Salzburg's first bishop and patron saint, Saint Rupert, and handing over the codex to the saint. This dedicatory drawing counts among the earliest examples of pen drawings from Salzburg; its attribution to the scriptorium of Saint Peter's Abbey or to that of the cathedral remains controversial. The manuscript was transported to Paris in 1801 in the wake of the French occupation of Salzburg; it was transferred to the Munich court library in 1815.

Names

  • Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo, 354--430 Author.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1147 to 1164]

Headings

  • -  Austria--Salzburg
  • -  354 to 430
  • -  Bible--Commentaries
  • -  Bible. Old Testament
  • -  Codex
  • -  Eberhard I, Archbishop of Salzburg, circa 1085-1164
  • -  Rupert, of Salzburg, Saint, died 718?

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  "BSB shelfmark: Clm 15812|This description of the work was written by Béatrice Hernad of the Bavarian State Library."--Note extracted from World Digital Library.
  • -  Original resource extent: I + 164 folios : parchment ; 29 x 19 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Bavarian State Library.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668097

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Augustine, Saint, Bishop Of Hippo, 354. Literal Commentary on Genesis. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1164, 1147] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668097/.

APA citation style:

Augustine, S. (1147) Literal Commentary on Genesis. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1164] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668097/.

MLA citation style:

Augustine, Saint, Bishop Of Hippo, 354. Literal Commentary on Genesis. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1164, 1147] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668097/>.