Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 058: Stephen Langton, Commentary on Ecclesiasticus
Stephanus Langton super Ecclesiasticum
335 Height (mm) and 230 Width (mm)
[ca. 1200 - 1225]
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Commentary on Ecclesiasticus
CCCC MS 58 is a copy of the commentary on Ecclesiastes by Stephen Langton (c. 1150-1228), teacher, theologian and archbishop of Canterbury (1207-1228). The manuscript is currently dated to the early thirteenth century, and was therefore made during the lifetime of its author; the provenance is unknown, but a scribal colophon locates the book to a certain 'Vallis Dei', a name common to numerous religious houses in the Middle Ages. Langton's biblical commentaries have received little scholarly attention compared to his sermon collections; hence CCCC MS 58 has been studied rather less than other Parker Library manuscripts which contain sermons by Langton, such as CCCC MS 450 and CCCC MS 459.