The Date of Bede's "In Ezram" and His Image of Ezra in the Codex Amiatinus

  title={The Date of Bede's "In Ezram" and His Image of Ezra in the Codex Amiatinus},
  author={Paul J. Meyvaert},
  pages={1087 - 1133}
St. Augustine, in a passage of his De Genesi ad litteram cited by the Venerable Bede, had paused to wonder if tilling the ground, farming, was really a chastise ment imposed by God on mankind because of Adam's transgression, since he had known men so enamored of farming ("tanta uoluptate animi agricolari") that the real chastisement would have been to deprive them from doing it.' While Bede admits to no uoluptas agricolandi, encountering this saying of Augustine may have prompted him to… 
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