Bishop Solomon: The Book of the Bee

(ca. 1200–1300)

Glossary

  • Before the mountains were conceived quotation from the Old Testament book of Psalms, chapter 90, verse 2
  • Book of Memorials a lost work by Isaac, bishop of Nineveh
  • The children ought not to lay up treasures for the parents… quotation from the New Testament book of 2 Corinthians, chapter 12, verse 14
  • David the second king of the Israelites and founder of the royal line from which Christ descended
  • Diodorus bishop of Tarsus and teacher of Theodore the Expositor
  • Gehenna the place where children were sacrificed to the god Moloch
  • I will dwell in them, and walk in them quotation from the New Testament book of 2 Corinthians, chapter 6, verse 16
  • Isaac bishop of Nineveh in the latter half of the seventh century
  • Know ye not that ye are the temple of God… quotation from the New Testament book of 1 Corinthians, chapter 3, verse 16
  • Lord, thou hast been our dwelling-place… quotation from the Old Testament book of Psalms, chapter 90, verse 1
  • Mar in Syriac, “my lord,” a title of respect given...
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