Saint NameMicah, the Old Testament Prophet : S01236
Habakkuk, the Old Testament prophet : S01268
Saint Name in SourceMicheas
Type of EvidenceLiterary - Other narrative texts (including Histories)
Evidence not before615
Evidence not after626
Activity not before395
Activity not after408
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 - MiraclesRevelation of hidden knowledge (past, present and future)
Cult Activities - RelicsBodily relic - entire body
Discovering, finding, invention and gathering 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 Habbakkuk and Micah is dated to the reign of Arcadius and Honorius, which ended in 5606 or 5607 year of creation (depending on the redaction of the Chronicle).
The text of the note is identical in both redactions. Isidore derived the information on the discovery of Habbakkuk and Micah from Cassiodorus, Historia tripartita 9.49.
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.