Bede's Work

List of Bede’s works: select editions and translations

Manuscript FragmentBelow is a list of the works of Bede named by their English titles, rather than by their full or abbreviated Latin titles as is common in scholarly writing.

The list below gives the English title of each of Bede’s works, followed by its Latin title in brackets, then references to modern editions and English translations of each work.

 

Notes: Where no modern edition or translation is listed, none is yet available. Where no title is given for the edition or translation, it is identical to the Latin (edition) or English (translation) name of the work as given. Where editions of translations of more than one work are included in a single volume, the full citation is given at first reference followed by the author’s surname and publication date only in subsequent references.

 

 

Abbreviations:
CCSL: Corpus Christianorum Series Latina
CSS: Cistercian Studies Series
TTH: Translated Texts for Historians

 

 

The Abbreviated Psalter of the Venerable Bede (Collectio Psalterii Bedae Venerabili adscripta)

Edition: Browne, G M, 2001, Collectio Psalterii Bedae Venerabili adscripta, Bibliotheca scriptorium Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana Monachii (K G Saur)
Translation: Browne, Gerald, 2002, The Abbreviated Psalter of the Venerable Bede (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans)

The Art of Poetry (De Arte Metrica)

Edition: Kendall, C B, 1975, De arte metrica et de schematibus et tropis, CCSL 123A (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Kendall, C B, 1991, De Arte Metrica et De schematibus et tropis: The Art of Poetry and Rhetoric (Saarbrücken: AQ-­‐Verlag)

Commentary of Bede the Priest on the Canticle of Habakkuk (Expositio Bedae Presbyteri in Canticum Habacuc

Edition: Hudson, J E, 1983, Expositio Bedae presbyteri in Canticum Habacuc, CCSL 121 (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Conolly, Sean,1997, Bede: On Tobit and on the Canticle of Habakkuk (Dublin: Four Courts)

 

Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles (Expositio Actuum Apostolorum)

Edition: Laistner, M L W, 1983, Expositio Actuum Apostolorum, CCSL 121 (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Martin, L T, 1989, The Venerable Bede: Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles, CSS 117 (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications)

 

Commentary on the Apocalypse (Expositio Apocalypseos)

Edition: Gryson, R, 2001, Expositio Apocalypseos, CCSL 121A (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Marshall, Rev Edward, 1878, The Explanation of the Apocalypse by Venerable Beda (Oxford: James Parker and Co)

 

Commentary on the Gospel of Luke (In Lucae euangelium expositio)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1960, In Lucae euangelium expositio, CCSL 120 (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

Commentary on the Gospel of Mark (In Marci euangelium expositio)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1960, In Marci euangelium expositio, CCSL 120 (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

Commentary on the Seven Catholic Epistles (In epistola VII catholicas)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1983, In epistola VII catholicas, CCSL 121 (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Hurst, David, 1985, The Venerable Bede: Commentary on the Seven Catholic Epistles, CSS 82 (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications)

 

Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum)

Edition and Translation: Colgrave, B, & Mynors, R A B, 1969, Bede’s Ecclesiastical History of the English People, Oxford Medieval Texts (Oxford: Clarendon Press)
Translation: Farmer, D H & Sherley-­‐Price, Leo, 2003, Ecclesiastical History of the English People: With Bede’s Letter to Egbert and Cuthbert’s Letter on the Death of Bede (London: Penguin Classics)
Translation: McClure, Judith & Collins, Roger, 1999, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Oxford: Oxford World’s Classics)

 

Excerpts from the works of St Augustine on the Letters of the Blessed Apostle Paul (Collectio Bedae presbyteri ex opusculis sancti Augustini in Epistulas Pauli Apostoli

Translation: Hurst, D, 1999 Bede the Venerable: Excerpts from the Works of St Augustine on the Letters of the Blessed Apostle Paul, CSS 183 (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications)

 

The Figures of Rhetoric (De schematibus et tropis)

Edition: Kendall, C B, 1975, De arte metrica et de schematibus et tropis, CCSL 123A (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Kendall, C B, 1991, De Arte Metrica et De schematibus et tropis: The Art of Poetry and Rhetoric (Saarbrücken: AQ-­‐Verlag)

 

Homilies on the Gospels (Homiliae euangelii)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1983, Opera homiletica, CCSL 122 (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Martin, Lawrence T, 1989, Bede: the Venerable: Homilies on the Gospels: Book 1: Advent to Lent, CSS 110, (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications)
Translation: Martin, Lawrence T & Hurst, David, 1989, Bede the Venerable: Homilies on the Gospels: Book 2: Lent to the Dedication of the Church, CSS 111(Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications)

 

Letter to Albinus (Epistola ad Albinum)

Edition: Plummer, C, 1896, reprinted as a single volume 1946, Venerabilis Bedae Opera Historica (2 volumes, Oxford: Clarendon Press)
Translation: Meyvaert, P, 1999, in ‘”In the Footsteps of the Fathers”: the Date of Bede’s Thirty Questions on the Book of Kings to Nothelm’, in W Klingshirn and M Vessey (eds) The Limits of Ancient Christianity: Essays on Late Antique Thought and Culture in honor of R A Markus (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press), pp. 267-­‐86

 

Letter to Bishop Egbert (Epistola ad Ecgbertum Episcopum)

Edition: Plummer, 1896
Translation: McClure & Collins, 1999

 

Letter to Plegwin (Epistola ad Pleguinam)

Edition: Jones, C W, 1980, CCSL 123C (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Wallis, Faith, 1999, Bede: the reckoning of time, translated with introduction, notes and commentary, TTH 29 (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press)

 

Letter to Wicthed (Epistola ad UUichthedum)

Edition: Jones, C W, 1980, CCSL 123C (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Wallis, 1999

 

Life of Saint Cuthbert (Vita Sancti Cuthberti)

Edition and translation: Colgrave, B, 1940, Two Lives of St Cuthbert (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)
Translation: Farmer, D H, & Webb, J F, 1965, reprinted 2004, The Age of Bede (London: Penguin Books)

 

Life of Saint Felix (Vita Sancti Felicis)

Edition: Mackay, T, 1971, ‘Critical Edition of Bede’s Vita Felicis’, PhD Thesis, Stanford University

 

Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow (Historia Abbatum)

Edition: Plummer, 1896
Translation: Farmer, D H, & Webb, J F, 1965

 

Martyrology (Martyrologium)

Edition: DuBois, J & Remaud, G, 1976, Édition pratique des martyrologes de Bède, de l’anonyme lyonnais et de Florus (Paris: Éditions du Centre national de la recherché scientifique)
Translation: Lifshitz, F, 2001, in Medieval Hagiography: An Anthology, ed. T Head (New York and London: Routledge)

 

Metrical Life of Saint Cuthbert (Vita metrica Sancti Cuthberti)

Edition: Jaager, W, 1935, Bedas metrische Vita sankti Cuthberti (Leipzig: Mayer & Muller)

 

On Eight Questions (De octo questionibus)

Edition: Gorman, Petrologia Latina 93
Translation: Holder, Arthur G, & Foley, W Trent, 1999, Bede: A Biblical Miscellany (Liverpool TTH)

 

On Ezra and Nehemiah (In Ezram et Neemiam)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1969, CCSL 119A (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: DeGregorio, Scott, 2006, Bede: On Ezra and Nehemiah (Liverpool TTH)

 

On First Samuel (In primam partem Samuhelis)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1962, CCSL 119 (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

On Genesis (In principium Genesim)

Edition: Jones, C W, 1967, CCSL 118 (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Kendall, Calvin B, 2008, Bede: On Genesis (Liverpool TTH)

 

On the Day of Judgement (Versus de die judicii)

Edition: Fraipont, J, 1955, in Opera rhythmica, CCSL 122 (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

On the Holy Places (De locis sanctis)

Edition: Fraipont, F, 1965, in Itineraria et alia geographica, CCSL 175 (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Holder, Arthur G, & Foley, W Trent, 1999

 

On the Nature of Things (De natura rerum)

Edition: Jones C W, 1975, CCSL 123A (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

On Orthography (De orthographia)

Edition: Jones C W, 1975, CCSL 123A (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

On the Proverbs of Solomon (In prouerbia Salomonis)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1983, CCSL 119B (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

On the Resting Places of the Children of Israel (De mansionibus filiorum Israel)

Edition: Migne, J-­‐P, 1862, Patrologiae Cursus Completus, Series latina 90 (Petit-­‐Montrouge: J-­‐P Migne)
Translation: Holder, Arthur G, & Foley, W Trent, 1999

 

On the Song of Songs (In Cantica Canticorum)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1983, CCSL 119B (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

On the Tabernacle (De tabernaculo)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1969, CCSL 119A (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Holder, Arthur G, 1994, Bede: On the Tabernacle (Liverpool TTH)

 

On the Temple (De templo)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1969, CCSL 119A (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Conolly, Sean & O’Reilly, Jennifer, 1995, Bede: On the Temple (Liverpool TTH)

 

On Times (De temporibus)

Edition: Jones, 1977

 

On Tobias (In librum beati patris Tobiae)

Edition: Hurst, 1983
Translation: Holder, Arthur G, & Foley, W Trent, 1999

 

On What Isaiah Says (De eo quod ait Isaias)

Edition: Migne, 1862
Translation: Holder, Arthur G, & Foley, W Trent, 1999

 

Passion of Saint Anastasius (Passio S Anastasii)

Edition: Franklin, C Vircillo, 2004, in The Latin Dossier of Anastasius the Persian: Hagiographic Translations and Transformations (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies)

 

The Reckoning of Time (De temporum ratione)

Edition: Jones, C W, 1977, CCSL 123B Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Wallis, 1999

 

Retraction on the Acts of the Apostles (Retractatio in Actus Apostolorum)

Edition: Laistner, M L, 1960, CCSL 121 (Turnhout: Brepols)

 

Thirty Questions on the Book of Kings (In Regum librum XXX quaestiones)

Edition: Hurst, D, 1962, CCSL 119 (Turnhout: Brepols)
Translation: Holder, Arthur G, & Foley, W Trent, 1999