Listing by Old Testament Book (including Apocrypha)

This list attempts to collect all modern English translations of medieval Christian Old Testament interpretation (commentaries, sermons, and methodological treatises) in Catholic Europe from Gregory the Great (c. 600) to right before Luther (c. 1515). When more than one translation exists, I have chosen the more complete, more recent, and/or more accessible edition. Names and order of biblical books (as well as numbering of chapters and verses) are according to the RSV and NRSV, not the Latin Vulgate. “Complete” does not necessarily mean that every chapter is dealt with.

Table of contents (including full bibliography)

Compiled by Jonathan Hall, University of Virginia.
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Genesis

Bede the Venerable. Bede: On Genesis. Translated by Calvin B. Kendall. Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2008. [Complete]

Bede the Venerable. In Commentaries on Genesis by Severian of Gabala and Bede the Venerable. Translated by Robert C. Hill and Carmen Hardin and edited by Michael Glerup. Ancient Christian Texts. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, in preparation. [Complete?]

Bischoff, Bernhard, and Michael Lapidge. Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian. Vol. 10, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Complete]

Bonaventure. Collations on the Six Days. Translated by Jose de Vinck. Vol. 5, Works of St. Bonaventure. Patterson, NJ: St. Anthony Guild Press, 1969. Reprint: Quincy, IL: Franciscan Press, 2000. [1–2]

Robert Grosseteste. On the Six Days of Creation: A Translation of the Hexaemeron. Translated by C.F.J. Martin. Vol. 6 (2), Auctores Britannici Medii Aevi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996. [1–2]

Meister Eckhart. Selections from “Commentary on the Book of Genesis” and “Book of the Parables of Genesis.” In Meister Eckhart: The Essential Sermons, Commentaries, Treatises, and Defense, pp. 82–121. Translated by Edmund Colledge, OSA, and Bernard McGinn. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1981. [1:1, 3:1]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [2:21, 3:6, 3:14, 5:22–24, 9:20–27, 14:18–20, 18:1–3, 19:24–25, 22:6–18, 25:29–34, 27:42–45, 28:10–17, 31–32, 37:18–33, 39:1–2, 45:3]

Hugh of St. Victor. Books 1 and 3 of Noah’s Ark. In Selected Spiritual Writings, pp. ?. Translated by a religious of the CSMV. New York: Harper and Row, 1962. [6–9?]

Anonymous. “On the Dedication of a Church” (from Sermon 105 of Hildebert’s Sermons). In Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated from the Sermons of the Middle Ages, and Chronologically Arranged, pp. 122–128. Edited and translated by J.M. Neale. London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856. Complete images available online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HNzHGPL5lvkC [24:2–4]

Guerric of Igny. “That We Ought to See Christ in the Histories of the Old Testament” and “The Desire of Christ Sufficient for a Christian Soul.” In Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated from the Sermons of the Middle Ages, and Chronologically Arranged, pp. 139–143. Edited and translated by J.M. Neale. London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856. Complete images available online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HNzHGPL5lvkC [45:26–28]

Richard of St. Victor. The Twelve Patriarchs; The Mystical Ark; Book Three of The Trinity. Translated by Grover A. Zinn. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1979. [Chs?]

 

Exodus

Bischoff, Bernhard, and Michael Lapidge. Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian. Vol. 10, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Complete]

Meister Eckhart. “Commentary on Exodus.” In Meister Eckhart, Teacher and Preacher, pp. 41–146. Translated by Bernard McGinn, Frank Tobin, and Elvira Borgstadt. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1986. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [3:2, 14:21–28, 16:14–15, 17:1–7, 24:12, 31–32]

Nicholas of Lyra. “Selections from Nicholas of Lyra’s Commentary on Exodus.” Translated by Corinne Patton. In The Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Classic and Contemporary Readings, pp. 114–128. Edited by Stephen E. Fowl. Blackwell Readings in Modern Theology. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1997. [3]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: On the Tabernacle. Translated by Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 18, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1994. [24–30]

Albertus Magnus. “A Sermon on Easter Day.” In Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated from the Sermons of the Middle Ages, and Chronologically Arranged, pp. 266–71. Edited and translated by J.M. Neale. London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856. Complete images available online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HNzHGPL5lvkC [Exodus 12:3–11]

Bonaventure. Collations on the Ten Commandments. Translated by Paul J. Spaeth. Vol. 6, Works of Saint Bonaventure. St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University, 1995. [20:1–17]

Peter Comestor. Sermon 102, “The Book of Life”. Working translation by Jonathan Hall at http://purl.oclc.org/net/jonhall/texts/PeterComestorS102Tr.html [20:1–17]

———. “How Christians Should Live (Collations on the Ten Commandments).” In The Aquinas Catechism: A Simple Explanation of the Catholic Faith by the Church’s Greatest Theologian, pp. 171–250. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2000. Online, with additions by Joseph Kenny, OP, at http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/CDtexts/TenCommandments.htm. [20:1–17]

Richard of St. Victor. The Twelve Patriarchs; The Mystical Ark; Book Three of The Trinity. Translated by Grover A. Zinn. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1979. [Chs?]

 

Leviticus

Bischoff, Bernhard, and Michael Lapidge. Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian. Vol. 10, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [12:6–8]

 

Numbers

Bischoff, Bernhard, and Michael Lapidge. Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian. Vol. 10, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [12, 13:24, 21:4–9]

 

Deuteronomy

Bischoff, Bernhard, and Michael Lapidge. Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian. Vol. 10, Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994. [Complete]

Peter Comestor. Sermon 102, “The Book of Life”. Working translation by Jonathan Hall at http://purl.oclc.org/net/jonhall/texts/PeterComestorS102Tr.html [4:1, 5:6–21]

Bonaventure. Collations on the Ten Commandments. Translated by Paul J. Spaeth. Vol. 6, Works of Saint Bonaventure. St. Bonaventure, NY: The Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University, 1995. [5:6–21]

———. “How Christians Should Live (Collations on the Ten Commandments).” In The Aquinas Catechism: A Simple Explanation of the Catholic Faith by the Church’s Greatest Theologian, pp. 171–250. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2000. Online, with additions by Joseph Kenny, OP, at http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/CDtexts/TenCommandments.htm. [5:6–21]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [11:5–8]

 

Judges

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [6:11–14, 6:36–38, 14:5–6, 16:2–3]

 

Ruth

“The Gloss on Ruth.” In Medieval Exegesis in Translation: Commentaries on the Book of Ruth, pp. 11–36. Translated by Lesley Smith. TEAMS Commentary Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1996. [Complete]

Hugh of St. Cher (attr.). “Postills on Ruth.” In Medieval Exegesis in Translation: Commentaries on the Book of Ruth, pp. 41–55. Translated by Lesley Smith. TEAMS Commentary Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1996. [Complete]

Isidore of Seville. “On Ruth.” In Medieval Exegesis in Translation: Commentaries on the Book of Ruth, pp. 7–8. Translated by Lesley Smith. TEAMS Commentary Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1996. [Complete]

Nicholas of Lyra. “Postills on Ruth.” In Medieval Exegesis in Translation: Commentaries on the Book of Ruth, pp. 57–67. Translated by Lesley Smith. TEAMS Commentary Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1996. [Complete]

Peter Comestor. “On Ruth, from The Scholastic History.” In Medieval Exegesis in Translation: Commentaries on the Book of Ruth, pp. 37–39. Translated by Lesley Smith. TEAMS Commentary Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1996. [Complete]

 

1 Samuel (Vulgate: 1 Kings)

Andrew of St. Victor. Commentary on Samuel and Kings. Edited and translated by Frans van Liere. Corpus Christianorum in Translation 3. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming (April 2010). [Complete]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: A Biblical Miscellany. Translated by W. Trent Foley and Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 28, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [1:2–25, 5:2–5, 17, 19:11–12, 22:17–18]

Bernard of Clairvaux. “Sermon for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.” In Sermons for the Summer Season, pp. 115–118. Translated by Beverly Kienzle and James Jarzembowski. Vol. 53, Cistercian Fathers. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1991. [17]

 

2 Samuel (Vulgate: 2 Kings)

Andrew of St. Victor. Commentary on Samuel and Kings. Edited and translated by Frans van Liere. Corpus Christianorum in Translation 3. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming (April 2010). [Complete]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: A Biblical Miscellany. Translated by W. Trent Foley and Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 28, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [1:1–16, 2:1–2, 3:6–21, 3:27, 12:1–13, 15]

 

1 Kings (Vulgate: 3 Kings)

Andrew of St. Victor. Commentary on Samuel and Kings. Edited and translated by Frans van Liere. Corpus Christianorum in Translation 3. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming (April 2010). [Complete]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: A Biblical Miscellany. Translated by W. Trent Foley and Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 28, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [2:19–20, 3:16–28, 10:1–12, 17:10–11, 17:17–23, 18:21–39, 19:1–3, 22:1–35]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: On the Temple. Translated by Seán Connolly. Vol. 21, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995. [5–7]

 

2 Kings (Vulgate: 4 Kings)

Andrew of St. Victor. Commentary on Samuel and Kings. Edited and translated by Frans van Liere. Corpus Christianorum in Translation 3. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming (April 2010). [Complete]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: A Biblical Miscellany. Translated by W. Trent Foley and Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 28, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [2:9–15, 2:23–25, 4:8–37, 6, 11:1]

Peter of Celle. “The Ascension” (Sermon 50 of Peter’s Sermons). In Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated from the Sermons of the Middle Ages, and Chronologically Arranged, pp. 188–92. Edited and translated by J.M. Neale. London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856. Complete images available online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HNzHGPL5lvkC [2 Kings 2:23]

Achard of St. Victor. “Sermon 6: For Easter.” In Works, pp. 155–165. Translated by Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB. Vol. 165, Cistercian Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2001. [4:27–35]

 

Ezra

Bede the Venerable. Bede: On Ezra and Nehemiah. Translated by Scott DeGregorio. Vol. 47, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2006. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [6]

 

Nehemiah

Bede the Venerable. Bede: On Ezra and Nehemiah. Translated by Scott DeGregorio. Vol. 47, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2006. [Complete]

 

Esther

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [2:15–23]

 

Job

Gregory the Great. Morals on the Book of Job. Translated by Members of the English Church. 3 vols. (vol. 3 in 2 parts). Vols. 18, 20, 21, and 31, Library of the Fathers of the Holy Catholic Church. Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1844–1850. Complete images available online at Google Books: Vol. 1; Vol. 2; Vol. 3, Pt. 1; and Vol. 3, Pt. 2. Complete text version at http://www.lectionarycentral.com/GregoryMoraliaIndex.html. [Complete]

Peter of Waltham. Source Book of Self-Discipline: A Synthesis of Moralia in Job by Gregory the Great: A Translation of Peter of Waltham’s Remediarium conversorum. Translated by Joseph J. Gildea, OSA. New York: Peter Lang, 1991. [Complete]

Thomas Aquinas. The Literal Exposition on Job: A Scriptural Commentary Concerning Providence. Translated by Martin D. Yaffe and Anthony Damico. Vol. 7, Classics in Religious Studies. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1989. Available by subscription through InteLex at http://pastmasters2000.nlx.com/. [Complete]

———. Commentary on the Book of Job. Translated by Brian Mulladay, edited by Joseph Kenny, OP. http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/CDtexts/SSJob.htm. [Complete]

Gregory the Great. Moralia in Iob, Books 1–5 and conclusion (35.20.49). Draft translation by James O’Donnell. http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/jod/gregory.html. [Preface, 1:1–5:2]

Gregory the Great. The Commentary on Job. In Early Medieval Theology, pp. ?. Edited and translated by George E. McCracken and Allen Cabaniss. Vol. 9, Library of Christian Classics. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1957. [Dedication, Preface to 2]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [1:1–5]

 

Psalms

Peter Lombard. Prologue to the Commentary on the Psalter. In Medieval Literary Theory and Criticism c. 1100–c. 1375: The Commentary-Tradition, pp. 105–12. Edited and translated by A.J. Minnis and A.B. Scott. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. [Preface]

Nicholas of Lyra. Selections from the Commentary on the Psalter. In Medieval Literary Theory and Criticism c. 1100–c. 1375: The Commentary-Tradition, pp. 271–76. Edited and translated by A.J. Minnis and A.B. Scott. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. [Preface, 1:1]

Thomas Aquinas. Commentary on the Psalms. Aquinas Translation Project, coordinated by Stephen Loughlin. http://www4.desales.edu/~philtheo/loughlin/ATP/ [1–55]

Richard Rolle. “The English Psalter and Commentary.” In Richard Rolle: The English Writings, pp. 65–85. Translated by Rosamund Allen. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1988. [3, 13, 57, 62:2, 103:1–5, 104:10–23, 119:1–8, 122, 150]

Richard Rolle. Richard Rolle’s Version of the Penitential Psalms, with his commentary, based on that of S. Augustine. Translated by Geraldine Hodgson. London: Faith Press, 1928. [6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143]

Achard of St. Victor. “Sermon 2: [First Sermon] for the Dedication [of a Church].” In Works, pp. 147–154. Translated by Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB. Vol. 165, Cistercian Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2001. [19:4–5]

Peter Damian. “A Story about Hearing the Bible” (from Sermon 12 of Peter Damian’s Sermons). In Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated from the Sermons of the Middle Ages, and Chronologically Arranged, pp. 64–65. Edited and translated by J.M. Neale. London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856. Complete images available online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HNzHGPL5lvkC [19:7–9]

Richard Rolle. “Short Exposition of Psalm 20” and “Treatise on the Twentieth Psalm.” In Biblical Commentaries, pp. 23–55. Translated by Robert Boenig. Vol. 92:13, Salzburg Studies in English Literature. Salzburg: Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Salzburg, 1984. [20]

Odo of St. Victor (attributed to Hildebert). “The Sufferings of Our Lord” (Sermon 42 of Hildebert’s Sermons). In Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated from the Sermons of the Middle Ages, and Chronologically Arranged, pp. 118–122. Edited and translated by J.M. Neale. London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856. Complete images available online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HNzHGPL5lvkC [22:16–17]

Savonarola, Girolamo. Prison Meditations on Psalms 51 and 31. Translated by John Patrick Donnelly, SJ. Reformation Texts with Translation. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 1994. [31, 51]

Peter of Celle. “A Sermon for Passion Sunday.” In Selected Works, pp. 43–47. Translated by Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB. Vol. 100, Cistercian Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1987. [43:1]

Thomas Aquinas. Commentary on the Psalms of David. Translated by Matthew Rzeczkowski. In Thomas Aquinas, The Gifts of the Spirit: Selected Spiritual Writings, pp. 95–133. Edited by Benedict M. Ashley. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 1995. [45?]

Peter of Celle. “A Sermon for Holy Thursday.” In Selected Works, pp. 53–59. Translated by Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB. Vol. 100, Cistercian Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1987. [78:25]

Ps.-Bede. “The Meeting of Mercy and Justice” (Homily 104 from Book III of Bede’s Homilies). In Mediæval Preachers and Mediæval Preaching: A Series of Extracts, Translated from the Sermons of the Middle Ages, and Chronologically Arranged, pp. 9–14. Edited and translated by J.M. Neale. London: J. & C. Mozley, 1856. Complete images available online at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=HNzHGPL5lvkC [85:10]

Richard of St. Victor. “Mystical Comments on the Psalms.” In A Scholastic Miscellany: Anselm to Ockham, pp. 319–20. Edited and translated by Eugene R. Fairweather. The Library of Christian Classics. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1956. [85:10]

Bernard of Clairvaux. “Lenten Sermons on the Psalm ‘He Who Dwells’.” In Sermons on Conversion, pp. 115–261. Translated by Marie-Bernard Saïd, OSB. Vol. 25, Cistercian Fathers. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1981. [91]

Thomas Aquinas. “The Inaugural Sermons.” In Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings, pp. 5–17. Edited and translated by Ralph McInerny. New York: Penguin, 1998. Online, revised by Joseph Kenny, OP, at http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/CDtexts/Principium.htm. [104:13]

Thomas Aquinas. “Sermon and Collation of St. Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Pentecost.” Aquinas Translation Project, coordinated by Stephen Loughlin. http://www4.desales.edu/~philtheo/loughlin/ATP/Sermons/Pentecost_Sermon.html [104:30]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: A Biblical Miscellany. Translated by W. Trent Foley and Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 28, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. [119:140]

 

Proverbs

Achard of St. Victor. “Sermon 13: [Second] Sermon for the Dedication of a Church.” In Works, pp. 201–253. Translated by Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB. Vol. 165, Cistercian Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2001. [9:1]

 

Ecclesiastes

Bonaventure. Commentary on Ecclesiastes. Translated by Campion Murray, OFM, and Robert J. Karris, OFM. Vol. 7, Works of Saint Bonaventure. St. Bonaventure, NY: Franciscan Institute Publications, 2005. [Complete]

Hugh of St. Victor. “The Soul’s Three Ways of Seeing (from the unfinished commentary on Ecclesiastes).” In Selected Spiritual Writings, pp. ?. Translated by a religious of the CSMV. New York: Harper and Row, 1962. [Ch?]

 

Song of Solomon (Vulgate: Song of Songs)

The Glossa Ordinaria on the Song of Songs. Translated by Mary Dove. TEAMS Commentary Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1997. Also published with the Latin in CCCM 170. [Complete]

Nicholas of Lyra. The Postilla of Nicholas of Lyra on the Song of Songs. Translated by James George Kiecker. Reformation Texts in Translation. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 1998. [Complete]

Bede the Venerable. On the Song of Songs and Other Spiritual Writings. Translated by Arthur Holder. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 2011. [Complete]

Giles of Rome, OESA. Prologue to the Commentary on the Song of Songs. In Medieval Literary Theory and Criticism c. 1100–c. 1375: The Commentary-Tradition, pp. 243–47. Edited and translated by A.J. Minnis and A.B. Scott. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1988. [Preface]

Bernard of Clairvaux. Sermons on the Song of Songs. Translated by Kilian Walsh, OCSO and Irene Edmonds. 4 vols. Vol. 4, 7, 31, and 40, Cistercian Fathers. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1971–1980. [1:1–3:1]

Gregory the Great. Selections from Exposition of the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 7–10, 28, 30–31, 33, 36, and 44–45. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003.[Pref., 1:2–4, 1:6]

Richard Rolle. “Comment on the First Verses of the Canticle of Canticles.” In Biblical Commentaries, pp. 56–141. Translated by Robert Boenig. Vol. 92:13, Salzburg Studies in English Literature. Salzburg: Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Universität Salzburg, 1984. [1:2–4]

Honorius Augustodunensis. Selections from Exposition of the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 17, 23–24, 163–64, 183–86, 206–08, 222–225, 230–31, 248–50, 261, 271–72, and 278. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [Pref., 1:2, 4:4, 4:12–15, 5:6, 5:13–16, 6:1, 6:11–13, 7:3, 7:12, 8:1]

William of St. Thierry. Selections from Exposition of the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 10–17, 29–30, 42–43, 64–65, 83–85, 105–06, and 123–24. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [Preface, 1:2–3, 1:5, 1:10, 1:15, 2:4, 2:13–14]

Bernard of Clairvaux. Selections from Sermons on the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 22–23, 40–42, 58, 82–83, and 132–33. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [1:2, 1:5, 1:8, 1:15, 2:16]

Selections from the Glossa Ordinaria on the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 30, 79, 89, 96, 180, 186–87, 218, 246, 260–61, and 271. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [1:2, 1:14, 1:17, 2:2, 4:10, 4:15, 5:11, 6:10, 7:1, 7:12]

Nicholas of Lyra. Selections from The Postilla on the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 26–27, 251, and 254–56. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [1:2–4, 6:13, 7:2–10]

Rupert of Deutz. Selections from Commentary on the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 24–25, 95–96, 139–141, 151–53, 160, 183, and 192–93. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [1:2, 2:1, 3:1–4, 3:7, 3:11, 4:1, 4:10, 4:16]

Bede the Venerable. Selections from Exposition of the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 43, 111, 159–60, 191–92, 240–41, 261–63, and 275–77. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [1:5, 2:5, 4:1, 4:16, 6:9, 7:7–9, 8:1–2]

Henry Suso. “Sermon 1.” In The Exemplar, with Two German Sermons, pp. 363–71. Translated by Frank J. Tobin. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1989. [1:16]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [3:1–4; 4:7–8]

Gilbert of Hoyland. Sermons on the Song of Songs. Translated by Lawrence C. Braceland, SJ. 3 vols. Vols. 14, 20, and 26, Cistercian Fathers. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1978–1979. [3:1–5:10]

Richard of St. Victor. Selections from Explication of the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 141–42, 173–75, 181–82, 202–204, 211–12, and 225–26. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [3:4, 4:8, 4:10–11, 5:4, 5:9–10, 5:16]

Hugh of St. Victor. Selection from On the Love of the Bridegroom for the Bride. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 167–72. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003.[4:6–8]

John of Ford. Sermons on the Final Verses of the Song of Songs. Translated by Sister Wendy Mary Beckett. 7 vols. Vols. 29, 39, and 43–47, Cistercian Fathers. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1977–1984. [5:8–8:14]

John of Ford. Selections from Sermons on the Final Verses of the Song of Songs. In The Song of Songs, Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators, pp. 213–18 and 263–65. Translated by Richard A. Norris, Jr. The Church’s Bible. Edited by Robert Louis Wilken. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2003. [5:10–11, 7:8]

Honorius Augustodunensis. The Seal of the Blessed Mary. Translated by Amelia Carr. Peregrina Translation Series. Toronto: Peregrina, 1991. [Chs?]

William of St. Thierry. Exposition on the Song of Songs. Translated by M. Columba Hart, OSB. Vol. 6, Cistercian Fathers. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 1970. [Chs?]

 

Isaiah

Achard of St. Victor. “Sermon 1: On the Birthday of the Lord.” In Works, pp. 93–105. Translated by Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB. Vol. 165, Cistercian Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2001. [7:14–15]

John Tauler. “Sermon 1 [Christmas]” and “Sermon 5 [Feast of Epiphany II].” In Sermons, pp. 35–40 and 46–49. Translated by Maria Shrady. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1985. [9:5, 51:17–52:2]

Thomas Aquinas. Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. Translated by Matthew Rzeczkowski. In Thomas Aquinas, The Gifts of the Spirit: Selected Spiritual Writings, pp. 87–91. Edited by Benedict M. Ashley. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 1995. [11:2]

Bede the Venerable. Bede: A Biblical Miscellany. Translated by W. Trent Foley and Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 28, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. [24:21–23]

 

Lamentations

Gilbert the Universal. Glossa ordinaria in Lamentationes Ieremie prophete: Prothemata et Liber I. Edited and translated by Alexander Andrée. Vol. 52, Studia Latina Stockholmiensa. Stockholm: Almquist & Wiksell International, 2005. [Preface, 1]

Thomas Aquinas. Commentary on Lamentations. F.F. Reilly, tr., Joseph Kenny, ed. http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/CDtexts/SSLamentations.htm [Complete, but lacks Preface]

 

Ezekiel

Gregory the Great. Homilies of Saint Gregory the Great on the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel. Translated by Theodosia Tomkinson (née Gray) and edited by Presbytera Juliana Cownie. Etna, CA: Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies, 1990. [Complete?]

Richard of St. Victor. “On Ezekiel’s Vision (The First Part of the Prologue).” In A Scholastic Miscellany: Anselm to Ockham, pp. 321–23. Edited and translated by Eugene R. Fairweather. The Library of Christian Classics. Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1956. [Chs?]

 

Daniel

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [3:19–29]

 

Jonah

Haimo of Auxerre. Commentary on the Book of Jonah. Translated by Deborah Everhart. TEAMS Commentary Series. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1993. [Complete]

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [2:1–11]

 

Habakkuk

Bede the Venerable. On Tobit and the Canticle of Habakkuk. Translated by Seán Connolly. Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 1997. [3:2–19]

 

Tobit

Bede the Venerable. Bede: A Biblical Miscellany. Translated by W. Trent Foley and Arthur G. Holder. Vol. 28, Translated Texts for Historians. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999. [Complete]

———. On Tobit and the Canticle of Habakkuk. Translated by Seán Connolly. Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 1997. [Complete]

 

Wisdom of Solomon

Meister Eckhart. “Commentary on Wisdom.” In Meister Eckhart, Teacher and Preacher, pp. 147–174. Translated by Bernard McGinn, Frank Tobin, and Elvira Borgstadt. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1986. [1:1, 7:11, 7:27, 18:14–15]

John Tauler. “Sermon 55 [Feast of Our Lady’s Nativity.” In Sermons, 158–162. Translated by Maria Shrady. Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1985. [24:19]

 

Ecclesiasticus (Sirach)

Achard of St. Victor. “Sermon 8: The Nativity of Blessed Mary.” In Works, pp. 177–185. Translated by Hugh Bernard Feiss, OSB. Vol. 165, Cistercian Studies. Kalamazoo, MI: Cistercian Publications, 2001. [24:17]

Meister Eckhart. “Sermons and Lectures on Ecclesiasticus.” In Meister Eckhart, Teacher and Preacher, pp. 174–181. Translated by Bernard McGinn, Frank Tobin, and Elvira Borgstadt. The Classics of Western Spirituality. New York: Paulist Press, 1986. [24:29]

 

Baruch (follows Lamentations in the Vulgate)

Thomas Aquinas. “The Inaugural Sermons.” In Thomas Aquinas: Selected Writings, pp. 5–17. Edited and translated by Ralph McInerny. New York: Penguin, 1998. Online, revised by Joseph Kenny, OP, at http://www.josephkenny.joyeurs.com/CDtexts/Principium.htm. [4:1]

 

Bel and the Dragon (ch. 14 of Daniel in the Vulgate)

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [14:28–29, 14:39–40]

 

1 Maccabees

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [4:36, 12]

 

1 Esdras

Labriola, Albert C., and John W. Smeltz, eds. The Bible of the Poor [Biblia Pauperum]: A Facsimile and Edition of the British Library Blockbook C.9 D.2. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 1990. [6]