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E07144: Greek translation of Jerome's Life of *Malchus (monk, S00463), possibly 5th century. Skeleton entry

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Jerome of Stridon, Life of Malchus (CPG 3631; BHG 1015-1016)

On the original text, see: E00686.

History

Evidence ID

E07144

Saint Name

Malchus, monk of Maronia (Syria), ob. c. 380s : S00463

Saint Name in Source

Μάλχος

Type of Evidence

Literary - Hagiographical - Lives

Language

Greek

Evidence not before

390

Evidence not after

500

Activity not before

390

Activity not after

500

Place of Evidence - Region

Palestine with Sinai

Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)

Caesarea Maritima Καισάρεια Kaisareia Caesarea Kayseri Turris Stratonis

Major author/Major anonymous work

Jerome of Stridon

Cult activities - Non Liturgical Practices and Customs

Composing and translating saint-related texts

Source

For the manuscript tradition, see: https://pinakes.irht.cnrs.fr/notices/oeuvre/13403/

Discussion

A Greek translation of the Life of Malchus was produced long before the 6th century. The author of the extant Greek version is probably the same as wrote version 2 of the Life of Hilarion (BHG 752; E07142).

Bibliography

Text and commentary: Jameson, H.C. "The Greek Version of Jerome's Vita Sancti Malchi," in W.A. Oldfather (ed.), Studies in the Text Tradition of St. Jerome’s Vitae Patrum (Urbana, 1943), 512-533.

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