Session839
TitleNicholas of Lyra in the Age of Wyclif and Hus: New Perspectives on the Commentaries
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
 
SponsorLollard Society / Centrum Medievistických Studií, Praha
 
OrganiserDavid Lavinsky, Department of English, Yeshiva University, New York
Michael van Dussen, Department of English, McGill University, Québec
 
Moderator/ChairDavid Lavinsky, Department of English, Yeshiva University, New York
 
Paper 839-a Nicholas of Lyra's Failed Project?: The Fate of His Treatise for Students On the Differences between Our Translation and the Hebrew Letter
(Language: English)
Deeana Copeland Klepper, Department of Religion / Department of History, Boston University
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Paper 839-b The Influence of Nicholas of Lyra on the First Czech Bible Translation
(Language: English)
Hana Kreisingerová, Ústav pro jazyk český, Akademie věd České republiky, Praha
Markéta Pytlíková, Ústav pro jazyk český, Akademie věd České republiky, Praha
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 839-c Franciscan Hebraism and the Wycliffite Bible
(Language: English)
Michael P. Kuczynski, Department of English, Tulane University, Louisiana
Index Terms: Biblical Studies; Hebrew and Jewish Studies
 
AbstractA Franciscan teacher fluent in Hebrew, Nicholas of Lyra (d.1349) became an important source for Christians interested in rabbinical commentary and other forms of medieval Jewish exegesis. Nicholas's relationship to the Hebrew biblical scholarship of his Franciscan precursors shapes how we assess the historical, philological, and polemical religious contexts of later decades, when his commentaries gain prominence in Wycliffite circles. This panel will explore Nicholas's Hebraizing tendencies in light of his Wycliffite reception while also tracking the circulation of his writings beyond their familiar cultural settings, including glosses and extracts situating Nicholas within a tradition of Central European biblical translation.