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Bibil Identifier bibil:221010
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Middle Irish Homily Scéla Laí Brátha
Author Mac Gearailt, Uáitéar
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 20)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 83-114 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Scéla Laí Brátha (“Tidings of the day of judgement”) is a Middle Irish homily on the day of judgement. It relates how the righteous will be welcomed to heaven and sinners will be banished to hell. It attributes these “tidings” to Jesus Christ, who uttered them shortly before His passion (Iss e ro ráid na scéla sa gair bic ríana chésad, LU 2309), and quotes from the gospel of Matthew, who wrote them down as he heard them from the lips of his master (iss é ro scrib 7 ro lesaig na scela so lathi bratha. mar rochúala a bélaib a mágistrech, LU 2315). Matth. 25:32-45 ff. is cited almost verbatim in the opening section, but thereafter the Irish homilist launches into descriptions of the fourfold division of souls on the day of judgement, the torments of hell, and the rewards of heaven.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.102087
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Middle Ages (8th -14th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Ireland
Pericopes Matthew 25,31-25,46
Psalms 49
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