Peter Comestor, Biblical Paraphrase, and the Medieval Popular Bible

@article{Morey1993PeterCB,
  title={Peter Comestor, Biblical Paraphrase, and the Medieval Popular Bible},
  author={James H. Morey},
  journal={Speculum},
  year={1993},
  volume={68},
  pages={6 - 35}
}
The Bible in the Middle Ages, much like the Bible today, consisted for the laity not of a set of texts within a canon but of those stories which, partly because of their liturgical significance and partly because of their picturesque and memorable qualities, formed a provisional "Bible" in the popular imagination. Even relatively devout and educated moderns may be surprised by what is, and what is not, biblical. The medieval popular Bible took shape within an encyclopedic tradition largely… 
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