Irish Biblical Apocrypha Project
In 1988 an international project was initiated for the publication of Irish versions of Biblical apocrypha in the leading international series Corpus Christianorum. An Irish editorial board (including Prof. Máire Herbert [chairperson] and Dr John Carey) was set up under the auspices of the Irish Biblical Association to work in association with AELAC (Association pour l'étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne, based in Lausanne, Geneva, and Paris (www2.unil.ch/aelac/). The editorial collaboration has involved scholars in Early and Medieval Irish from UCC, UCD, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Maynooth and Milltown Institute for Theology and Philosophy, along with biblical scholars Prof. Martin McNamara (TCD, Milltown Institute), Prof. J.-D. Kaestli (Lausanne), and Dr. Rita Beyers (Brussels).
The first two volumes of the project were published in March 2002 in the Corpus Christianorum Series Apocryphorum (www.brepols.net). The third volume, John Carey's new edition of In Tenga Bithnua, has recently been published by Brepols (for further details, click here). Plans for the next publication are already advanced, and will entail collaboration between AELAC, the Irish Biblical Association, and specialists in Early and Medieval Irish based in academic institutions in Dublin, Cork, Marburg, and Paris.
Irish Biblical Apocrypha
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