SSP: Confessio 11 and Isaiah 32

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Confessio 11 & Isaiah 32:4   Patrick O’Loughlin (147) ‘The tongue of the stammerers will learn quickly to speak peace.’   Bieler (63) & Conneely (32) Linguae balbutientes velociter discent loqui pacem. Isaiah 32:4       Vulgate linguaContinue reading “SSP: Confessio 11 and Isaiah 32”

SSP: Confessio 7 and Matthew 12

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Confessio 7 & Matthew 12:36 Patrick O’Loughlin (145) ‘I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter’. Bieler (61) & Conneely (30) Verbum otiosum quod locuti fuerint homines reddent proContinue reading “SSP: Confessio 7 and Matthew 12”

SSP: Confessio 5 and Psalm 50

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Confessio 5 & Psalm 50:15 Patrick O’Loughlin (145) ‘Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify’. Bieler (60) & Conneely (30) Invoca me in die tribulationis tuae et liberabo te etContinue reading “SSP: Confessio 5 and Psalm 50”

The Scriptures of Saint Patrick: The Form of Patrick’s Bible

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. In what constitutes the third part of this series, I examine the textual form of Patrick’s Bible. This type of study has not often been undertaken.[1] The situation is such that Marie de Paor has gone so far asContinue reading “The Scriptures of Saint Patrick: The Form of Patrick’s Bible”

SSP: What Were Saint Patrick’s Scriptures?

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Scripture has played an important role in the history of the Christian Church, and Patrick’s approach to and treatment of the biblical text accentuates a worldview that prioritizes scripture. This part of my study has focused on the scripturalContinue reading “SSP: What Were Saint Patrick’s Scriptures?”

SSP: The “Third Part” of Patrick’s Bible

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Before turning to our examination of the form of Patrick’s Bible, a brief word must be said concerning Patrick’s relationship with the “third part” of the New Testament:[1] the writings of the Church Fathers. While Hanson argues that PatrickContinue reading “SSP: The “Third Part” of Patrick’s Bible”

SSP: The Contents of Patrick’s Bible (Part II)

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Remembering the medieval context of non-pandect Bibles (that is, Bibles in multiple volumes), examining Patrick’s practice of scripture allusion and quotation provides insights into not only which biblical books were the most important for him, but also which scripturalContinue reading “SSP: The Contents of Patrick’s Bible (Part II)”

SSP: The Contents of Patrick’s Bible (Part I)

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Patrick’s overarching approach to the scriptures in hand, I now turn to some more specific considerations of his citations from the Old and New Testaments. Of central importance for Patrick were the Gospels (primarily Matthew and Luke), Pauline EpistlesContinue reading “SSP: The Contents of Patrick’s Bible (Part I)”

SSP: Patrick’s Use of the Scriptures

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Anyone even remotely familiar with the contents of the Christian Bible cannot help but recognize Patrick’s near constant reliance upon the scriptures in his writings. In the words of J.B. Bury, Patrick “was a homo unius libri; but withContinue reading “SSP: Patrick’s Use of the Scriptures”

SSP: The Vulgate

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. The second major Latin version of the Bible circulating in the Middle Ages was the Vulgate. Commissioned by Pope Damasus in 383 CE, the Vulgate is commonly attributed as the work of Eusebius Sophronius Hieronymus or, as he isContinue reading “SSP: The Vulgate”