This is one of the first prints from the NT apocrypha: the "Acts of Thomas" inspired this text. Followed by other texts, including the life of Saint Martin by Sulpitius Severus,
Abdiae Babyloniae primi Episcopi ab Apostolis Constituti, De historia certaminis Apostolici, Libri decem Julio Africano (cuius subinde D.Hieronymus meminit) interprete.
- B. Mathiae apostoli vita, ex hebraica lingua incerto interprete versa.
- Beatorum Marci, Clementis, Cypriani and Apollinaris historiae, ex scriniis and archivis primitivae Ecclesiae notariorum.
- Vita beati Martini Sabariensis, episcopi Turonensis, a Sulpitio Severo,... conscripta.
Omnia per Wolfgangum Lazium, Viennesnsiem Austriacum a tinieis et blattis vindicata. In fine index rerum insigniorum copiosissimo.
Parisiis : apud Gulielmum Guillard & Almaricum Warancore sub D. Barbarae signo in via Iacobaea, 1560.
Period full vellum binding, used. Inside: some moisture stains, small worm holes on 30 pages, title page damaged with some losses. Nevertheless acceptable condition for a work so rare. See pictures.
Abdelas, Bishop of Babylon (V-VI) was one of the 70 apostles mentioned in the Gospel of Luke. This collection of apocrypha, which was translated from Hebrew, Greek, and then Latin by Jules l'Africain, is mistakenly attributed to him. It is in fact a Latin compilation bringing together the lives of several apostles, composed in the entourage of Gregory of Tours in the 6th century. It was Lazius who attributed this text to Abdias, mentioning it in a notice.
However, no manuscript attributes this collection to Abdias
This is very rarely on the market.
- Number of Books
- Bibles, History, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- Abdias - Sulpitius Severus - Sextus Julius Africanus.
- Book Title
- Abdiae Babyloniae Primi Episcopi Ab Apostolis Constituti,
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- Paris Guillaume Guillard
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 16×12 cm