The Old English version of the Heptateuch
, Aelfric's treatise on the Old and New Testament and his Preface to Genesis.
73) SWIFT & SWIFT, supra note 65, at 135 (emphasis added) (quoting Saint Augustine, Questions on the Heptateuch
The primary writings include: On Free Will (Book I); Reply to Faustus, the Manichaean, XXII; Sermon 302; Letter 138, to Marcellinus; City of God; Letter 189, to Boniface; Questions on the Heptateuch
The Old English Vesion of the Heptateuch
, AElfric's Treatise on the Old and New Testament, and His Preface to Genesis.
The Compendium is also a source of valuable information in regard to the five grades of the priestly hierarchy and of Mani's Heptateuch
(along with his homilies paraphrased from OT books) is an indication of the prominent position of the Hebrew scriptures in even the late Anglo-Saxon period.
16 Three of the AElfrician references are to be found in creation contexts: the one cited below and those in the Exameron and the introduction to the Heptateuch
1922 The Old English version of the Heptateuch
AElfric's treatise on the Old and New Testament and his preface to Genesis.
Press, 1996), 2:120-25; AElfric, The Old English Version of the Heptateuch
, AElfric's Treatise on the Old and New Testament and His Preface to Genesis, ed.
While the Gospels and the Heptateuch
would have been the best-known biblical books during this period, quotations from Hebrews and Jeremiah appear frequently in both liturgical and vernacular works, attesting to a familiarity with these books as well.
B of the Heptateuch
gives Adam both the naming of Seth and Eve's speech: Eft Adam gestrynde sunu done he nemde Seth, and flus cwaed: .