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Published: 05 January 1994

224 Pages

5.8 X 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9780853233787

Bookseller Code (01)

Bede: On the Tabernacle

Arthur G. Holder

Liverpool University Press

Translated Texts for Historians LUP

This volume contains the first English translation of Bede's allegorical commentary on the tabernacle of Moses, which he interpreted as a symbolic figure of the Christian Church. Written in the early 720s at the monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow in Northumbria, On the Tabernacle (De tabernaculo) was the first Christian literary work devoted entirely to this topic and the first verse-by-verse commentary on the relevant portions of the Book of Exodus. On the Tabernacle was one of Bede's most popular works, appearing in a great many manuscripts from every period of the Middle Ages.