Dígal fola Críst ‘Revenge for Christ's blood’

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A "historical piece ... which is founded partly on Josephus' account of the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus, and corresponds with the mediaeval French Vengeance du Sauveur" (Stokes).(1)n. 1 Whitley Stokes, Lives of saints from the Book of Lismore (1890): vi.


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Whitley Stokes, Lives of saints from the Book of Lismore (1890): vi.
Whitley Stokes, Lives of saints from the Book of Lismore (1890): vi–vii.

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Edition wanted
As announced in Apocrypha, an edition by Pierre-Yves Lambert is forthcoming.
Translation wanted
No translation known at this stage

Secondary sources (select)

Lambert, Pierre-Yves, “La compilation irlandaise de la ‘Vengeance du sang du Christ’ (Dígail fola Críst). État des recherches”, Apocrypha: International Journal of Apocryphal Literatures 15 (2004): 235–258.
Flower, Robin, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 2, London: British Museum, 1926.
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Stokes, Whitley [ed. and tr.], Lives of saints from the Book of Lismore, Anecdota Oxoniensia, Mediaeval and Modern Series, 5, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1890.
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