(the Venerable; 673735). B Northumbria: educ. and taught at Jarrow; wrote scientific and theol. treatises, including commentaries (allegorical), books of hymns and epigrams, and Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. Though many of his pupils occupied prominent positions, he remained a simple monk. His influence spread through Eur., and he is often called the Teacher of the Middle Ages. He dictated the last part of his Anglo-Saxon tr. of John on his deathbed. See also Hymnody, Christian, 4; John of Beverley.
Works pub. in Paris 1521; J. A. Giles, The Complete Works of the Venerable Bede (London, 1843 to 1844); MPL 9095; E. S. Duckett, Anglo-Saxon Saints and Scholars (New York, 1947), pp. 217336.
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