Saint NameAndrew, the Apostle : S00288
Luke, the Apostle : S00442
Saint Name in SourceAndreas
Type of EvidenceLiterary - Other narrative texts (including Histories)
Evidence not before615
Evidence not after617
Activity not before357
Activity not after361
Place of Evidence - RegionIberian Peninsula
Place of Evidence - City, village, etcSeville
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Seville
Major author/Major anonymous workIsidore of Seville
Cult Activities - RelicsBodily relic - bones and teeth
Transfer, translation and deposition of relics
SourceIsidore, bishop of Seville (Iberian Peninsula) composed the Chronica maiora first in 615/616 during the reign of Sisebut. Then he revised and lengthened it in 626 during the reign of Swinthila (see Koon and Wood 2008, and Martín 2005).
DiscussionIsidore in the Chronicle inserts the dates from the creation of the world which he correlates with the dates of the reign of kings and emperors. The note about the translation of the bones of Andrew and Lucas is dated by him to the reign of Constantius II and Constans, which ended in 5558 or 5559 (depending on the redaction of the Chronicle) year of the creation. Isidore derived this information from the Chronicle of Jerome (see E04570) who dates the event to the year 357.
The note looks identical in both redactions.
J.C. Martín, Isidori Hispalensis Chronica (Corpus Christianorum Series Latina 112; Turnhout 2003).
T. Mommsen, Isidori Iunioris episcopi Hispalensis Chronica maiora ed. primum ad a. DCXV (615) (Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores antiquissimi 11; Berlin 1894), 424-488.
S. Koon, and J. Wood, "The Chronica Maiora of Isidore of Seville: An introduction and translation," e-Spania 6 (2008); e-spania.revues.org/15552 ; DOI: 10.4000/e-spania.15552.
J.C. Martín, "Les remaniements de la second rédaction de la Chronique d’Isidore de Séville: typologie et motivations," Revue bénédictine 115 (2005), 5-26.