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Friday, 4 April 2014

Petrus Sabatier, Bibliorum Sacrorum Latinae Versiones Antiquae

While I am working on the preparation of the Bible Index for the critical edition of the works of Meister Eckhart for the Kohlhammer edition (which will encompass both his Latin and his vernacular works), it still helps to consult the 18th century work by Petrus Sabatier, Bibliorum Sacrorum Latinae Versiones Antiquae which is a treasure, as it compares the older Latin readings of Scriptures with the Vulgate text - although I have to add three caveats. When we talk about the Vulgate text, you will quickly discover that this is a scholarly constract (as so many others), and that what we call Vulgate is a broad church which shows a number of varying readings across what I suggest we better call a Vulgate tradition, or even better Vulgate traditions. This is similar to what scholars have termed the Vetus Latina which in itself is an even broader church.
Having bought a relatively inexpensive reprint of Sabater, I also make use of the online available books which, thanks Google, are fully accessible. It is a bit of internet search necessary to find the right links from which you can read the text online or can even download these volumes, so I thought, I give you the links here:
Petrus Sabatier, Bibliorum Sacrorum Latinae Versiones Antiquae I (from Genesis to Iob).
Petrus Sabatier, Bibliorum Sacrorum Latinae Versiones Antiquae II (from Psalms to Macchabees II).
Petrus Sabatier, Bibliorum Sacrorum Latinae Versiones Antiquae III (NT and Apocrypha [III Esdas; IV Esdras] plus Indices).

In 2005, Hugh Houghton has published the revision of Sabatier's work which is undertaken by the Abtei Beuron, and was has been published so far can be found in his list here.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

5th British Patristics Conference

Now that the deadline for abstract submission has passed - we have over 60 contributions accepted that range from earliest Christian writings down to the reception of Patristic literature in the Medieval period. King's College who is this year's host is pleased about the strong list of applications for the conference and - together with those who participate without giving papers - the conference will be almost 100 people strong. It shows that Patristic studies are thriving in the UK and beyond.

Invited speakers for our conferences are Professor Joan Taylor (King's College London) who is giving the opening lecture on "The Empress Helena and the Mystery of the 'True Cross'". The evening lecture will be given by Jörg Rüpke (Max-Weber-Kolleg, Erfurt University, Germany) who is going to speak about "Ancient Lived Religion and Patristics".

If you want to find out more about the conference, click here.