Leabhuir an tSean Tiomna‘The book of the Old Testament’
- Modern Irish
Member of an Irish family of bardic poets and scribes, whose services were enlisted by William Bedell for the translation of the Old Testament into Irish.
See more William BedellBedell (William)
English churchman, bishop of Kilmore, Co. Cavan (Church of Ireland); commissioned and assisted an Irish translation of the Old Testament (Leabhuir an tSean Tiomna), printed in 1684.
See more (translating, assisting)al. James Nangle, assistant to Muircheartach Ó Cionga
See more (assisting)Donnchadh Ó Sioradáin, whose anglicised name appears as Dennis (O')Sheridan. According to Anthony Dopping, bishop of Meath, he collaborated with Ó Cionga. After Bedell died in 1642, he rescued some of his papers and manuscripts, including one of the Irish translation of OT.
English churchman in the Church of Ireland, who served as bishop of Ferns and Leighlin (1683–1689), archbishop of Cashel (1691–1694), archbishop of Dublin (1694–1703) and finally as archbishop of Armagh (1703–1713). He founded Marsh's Library in Dublin.
See more Andrew FitzJohn SallSall (Andrew FitzJohn)
Irish Jesuit, Church of Ireland convert, who was involved in bringing the Irish Bible to publication.
See more Pól Ó hUiginnÓ hUiginn (Pól)
Irish Jesuit and scholar, Church of Ireland convert, who was involved in bringing the first Irish translation of the Old Testament to publication.
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Anglo-Irish scientist, natural philosopher, a son of Richard, first earl of Cork (d. 1643); a devout Anglican who financed the printing of the Irish Bible.
See more (patronage, financing)Boyle financed the printing of ‘Bedell's Bible’, including the Old Testament in Irish, but excluding the translations made of the apocryphal books. He commissioned an Irish font based on Louvain A, which was cut by Joseph Moxon.
See more (printing)London, 1685.
- Modern Irish
Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.
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