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  • Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

    Oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels rediscovered, translated

    A 100-page document in an unmarked manuscript dating back to about 800 at the Cologne Cathedral Library, which had been digitized in 2002, is a copy of the earliest known biblical commentary written in Latin. The rediscovered Latin commentary from Fortunatianus now replaces St. Jerome’s Vulgate as the earliest known Latin commentary of the Gospels.

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