Banbán ... scholar
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The following references to Banbán may refer to the same individual: (1) one mentioned in the annals as sapiens (AU s.a. 686), fer léigind at Kildare (AT; cf. Fragmentary annals), (2) Banbán mentioned in association with the promulgation of Cáin Fhuithirbe and (3) Banbannus mentioned as an authority in the so-called Reichenau commentary on the Catholic Epistles. A further case has been made for the saint of the same name commemorated in the Félire Óengusso and elsewhere.
See also references for related subjects.
Breatnach, Liam, “The ecclesiastical element in the Old-Irish legal tract Cáin Fhuithirbe”, Peritia 5 (1986): 36–52.
McNally, Robert E., Scriptores Hiberniae minores I, Corpus Christianorum, Series Latina 108B, Turnhout: Brepols, 1973.
Grosjean, Paul, “Sur quelques exégètes irlandais du VIIe siècle”, Sacris Erudiri 7 (1955): 67–98.