Mullins, Elizabeth


Mullins, Elizabeth, “The Insular reception of the Eusebian canon tables: exegesis and iconography”, unpublished PhD dissertation: University College Cork, 2001.

  • unpublished PhD dissertation
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“The Insular reception of the Eusebian canon tables: exegesis and iconography ”
University College Cork
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Mullins, Elizabeth, “The Eusebian canon tables and Hiberno-Latin exegesis: the case of Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 940”, Sacris Erudiri 53 (2014): 323–343.  
The Eusebian canon tables are among the most long-lived and widely disseminated gospel book prefatory texts in late antique and early medieval times. This article focuses on the reception of the tables by Hiberno-Latin exegetes, highlighting in particular their treatment in the commentary on Matthew contained in Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, lat. 940. The article discusses the appearance of the Eusebian series in three parts of the Vienna manuscript: in the set of tables included at the beginning of the manuscript, in the discussion of the series contained in the preface to the Matthew commentary and in over three hundred titles interspersed throughout the commentary itself. Situating the treatment of the series in the Vienna manuscript in the context of its discussion by other contemporary commentators, the article shows how in the Hiberno-Latin milieu the Eusebian concordance served as a means of understanding and measuring the Gospels and also functioned as a potent image of the diversity and unity of the evangelical texts.
Dennis Groenewegen