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E07903: Jerome, in his On illustrious men, in his note on *Luke the Evangelist (S00042), mentions the transfer of the bones of Luke and *Andrew (the Apostle, S00288) to Constantinople in 357/358. Written in Latin in Bethlehem (Palestine), 392/393.

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Jerome, On Illustrious Men (De viris inlustribus) 7 (Luke the Evangelist)

Sepultus est Constantinopolim, ad quam urbem, uicesimo constantii anno, ossa eius, cum reliquiis Andreae apostoli, translata sunt.

'He is buried at Constantinople to which city, in the twentieth year of Constantius, his bones together with the remains of Andrew the apostle were transferred.'

Text: Richardson, 1896. Translation: Richardson, 1892.
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E07903

Saint Name

Luke, the Evangelist : S00442 Andrew, the Apostle : S00288

Type of Evidence

Literary - Other

Language

Latin

Evidence not before

392

Evidence not after

393

Activity not before

356

Activity not after

357

Place of Evidence - Region

Palestine with Sinai

Place of Evidence - City, village, etc

Bethlehem

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

Bethlehem Caesarea Maritima Καισάρεια Kaisareia Caesarea Kayseri Turris Stratonis

Major author/Major anonymous work

Jerome of Stridon

Cult activities - Places

Burial site of a saint - unspecified

Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and Narratives

Monarchs and their family

Cult Activities - Relics

Bodily relic - entire body Bodily relic - bones and teeth Transfer, translation and deposition of relics Transfer/presence of relics from distant countries

Source

Jerome wrote this collection of very short biographies of 135 Christian authors at the beginning of his stay in Bethlehem in 392/393. Amongst the authors commemorated were several who suffered martyrdom (which Jerome records at the end of their biographies) and others (such as Eusebius of Vercelli and Hilary of Poitiers) who would later attract cult, but Jerome's purpose in writing De viris inlustribus was to show how many learned men there had been, and still were within the Christian church (he closes with a rather longer biography of himself!), rather than to encourage saintly cult. We have therefore only created database entries from the De viris inlustribus in the very few cases (such as this one) where Jerome happens to provide information that sheds significant light on the cult of a saint.

Discussion

Jerome also mentions the transfer of the relics of Luke the Evangelist and Andrew the Apostle to Constantinople in his Chronicle, written over a decade earlier than On illustrious men (E04570).

Bibliography

Text: Richardson, E.C., De viris inlustribus (Texte und Untersuchungen zur Geschichte der Altchristlichen Literatur, vol. 14/1a, Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs'sche Buchhandlung, 1896), 1-56. Translation: Richardson, E.C., On Illustrious Men (Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, vol. 3, Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1892). Revised and edited by K. Knight. .

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