The Saint's Saints: Hagiography And Geography In Jerome by Susan Weingarten
By Susan Weingarten
The Saint's Saints provides Jerome’s global photo as noticeable via his saints’ Lives. It analyses either his rhetoric and his descriptions of realia, and how he combines classical, Christian and Jewish assets to re-write the biblical Holy Land as a brand new and Christian international for his readers. Susan Weingarten appears to be like at how Jerome dovetails his literary resources together with his event of the fabric international of the fourth century to put in writing the Lives of the saints Paul, Hilarion, Malchus and Paula, successfully utilizing them to jot down the lifetime of Saint Jerome. this is often the 1st full-length learn of Jerome’s saints’ Lives. It widens the on-going debate approximately mutual impacts in Jewish and Christian literature within the fourth century, and revises our photograph of the old geography of Palestine.
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21 ep. 22, 7. The stings here, as suits this highly rhetorical and exaggerated passage, come from scorpions rather than mere ﬂies, but this suits a passage where Jerome can describe himself as black as an Ethiopian. 22 We shall see below in chapter 2 how Jerome made considerable use of Apuleius in the vita Hilarionis. The second martyr account has the martyr bound on a feather bed in a shady garden with trickling water, and fondled by a prostitute. 25 Even though these particular homilies post-date Jerome’s stay in Antioch, they seem to have been delivered on the saint’s day, which implies public recognition and celebration of this saint.
The latest edition of the Vita Onuphrii, T. S. Chauler ‘Saint Onuphre’ Les Cahiers Coptes 5 (1954) 3–15, which I have not seen. 45 The exact nature of Jerome’s own experience of the desert has been questioned by S. Rebenich: Hieronymus und sein Kreis: Prosopographische und Sozialgeschichtliche Untersuchungen (Stuttgart 1992). , and his constant intercourse with Evagrius points to a somewhat less secluded site, probably a cottage on Evagrius’ estate near Chalcis, an area of semi-desert. However, this does not deny the contacts he mentions with other monks in the vicinity.
755), shortly after the passage quoted by Jerome in the vita Pauli (Aen. II 650), when Antony arrives at Paul’s cave, discussed above, which may show that he connected them in his mind. 36 chapter one underground cave, then buried by two lions. 82 The vocabulary: cryptam, rarum desuper lumen, is almost identical to that of his description of the catacombs quoted above. Jerome is using the description he had once applied to the catacombs as an image of his problems in translating the book of Daniel.