- s. viii
The Book of Dimma is an Irish pocket gospel book dated to the (late) eighth century. Recent scholarly views are that the first three gospels were commissioned by Dianchride of the Múscraige near Roscrea (or even written by him); that the name of the scribe Dimma that was written over erasures was a fraud inspired by a hagiographical tale in the Life of St Crónán of Roscrea; and that it is unknown when the Gospel of John was added to the other three gospels. These and other views are challenged and alternative explanations are proposed.
- s. xviex