Iunilius, Africanus († 552)
This composite manuscript, still in its original Carolingian binding, consists of two parts. The first part was written at the beginning of the 9th century; on pp. 1-74, it contains a copy of the Quaestiones hebraicae in Genesim (addressing questions about the translation of the Book of Genesis from the Hebrew) by the Church Father Jerome († 420), in addition on pp. 74-136 it contains the Expositio in proverbiis Salomonis, an anonymous commentary on the Old Testament Proverbs of Solomon, and on pp. 137-190 the Instituta regularia divinae legis by Junilius Africanus (around 551). The second part is from the end of the 9th century and contains two works by Jerome about Hebrew names for places and people in the Bible: the Liber de situ et nominibus locorum hebraicorum (pp. 191–267) and the Liber interpretationis hebraicorum nominum (pp. 267–355), the end of which is incomplete.
Online Since: 10/04/2011
"The king of palimpsests": parchment fragments from late antiquity that were erased and reused at a later time, sometimes more than once. The scholarly significance of the palimpsests normally lies in the older texts. Some works have only been preserved as palimpsests. This volume, compiled by the librarian Ildefonse of Arx before and after 1800 from single fragments found in the abbey library, contains among many other texts the oldest known copy of the Mulomedicina of Vegetius (5th century), the only known poems and prose by Flavius Merobaudes (5th century) and the so-called "St. Gallen oracles", or "Sortes Sangallenses" (6th century).
Online Since: 12/12/2006
- Arx, Ildefons von (Librarian) | Augustinus, Aurelius (Author) | Flavius, Merobaudes (Author) | Gregorius I, Papa (Author) | Isidorus, Hispalensis (Author) | Iunilius, Africanus (Author) | Leo I, Papa (Author) | Paulus, Apostolus (Author) Found in: Standard description