The Pilgrimage of Etheria/Egeria

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 23 2012 2:50 PM

Since it is Lent and all, and since the topic of Lent in the East came up in the forum, I figured I would take a quick break from the major Krauth project I have been working on to give a vital primary source.

In the 1880's a fragmentary Latin Manuscript was found in an Italian Monastery, detailing a woman's pilgrimage to the Holy Land from some time in the 4th century.  From what I can understand, our best guess is that her name was Egeria, but almost a hundred years ago when this translation was made, the best guess was "Etheria".

Not much is known about this woman other than she was probably from Gaul (Spain or France), she knew her scriptures quite well, she knew worship practices quite well, and she had a strong personality.

My interest in this document is for the witness to the worship practices of the Jerusalem Church around Holy Week, but she talks about many things on her trip.

Main source is http://www.ccel.org/ccel/mcclure/etheria/files/etheria.html

I have also consulted http://www.archive.org/details/pilgrimageofethe00mccliala

In the original, the footnotes were numbered by page.  I have renumbered them for this edition.  Where footnotes reference other footnotes, I have added a parenthetical note for the new number.  In addition, I have converted the greek into unicode.  From Archive.org I see that there is extensive introductory material.  I have not included this as of this time.  Maybe I will go back to include it if I get around to it, but this is a quick port of the ccel version and not the whole book.

SDG,

Ken McGuire

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BillS | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 23 2012 2:52 PM

Thank you!

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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 24 2012 11:14 AM

I thought we had this in the ECF, but it seems not, so thank you very much. However, it seems to start in the middle of a sentence.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 24 2012 12:39 PM

It DOES start in the middle... One fragmentary manuscript is all there is for it.

How On the Pascha going?  I'm looking forward to that.

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Dean J | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 25 2012 5:28 AM

Thanks for sharing this.

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Mike S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Feb 25 2012 5:36 AM

 Great work! Thank you!

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 18 2012 2:09 AM

Thanks for this, Ken. It's always good to get more of the women's stories, which are often lacking in our knowledge of Christian history (since it was generally written by the men).

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tom | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 18 2012 5:02 AM

Rosie Perera:

Thanks for this, Ken. It's always good to get more of the women's stories, which are often lacking in our knowledge of Christian history (since it was generally written by the men).

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Ken McGuire:
In the original, the footnotes were numbered by page.  I have renumbered them for this edition.  Where footnotes reference other footnotes, I have added a parenthetical note for the new number.  In addition, I have converted the greek into unicode.  From Archive.org I see that there is extensive introductory material.  I have not included this as of this time.  Maybe I will go back to include it if I get around to it, but this is a quick port of the ccel version and not the whole book.

It took eight years, but I have gone back and added the introductory material and reworked the footnotes to return to the original print numbering, making it so that I don't need my editorial notes on new numbers.

I have not bothered putting links into the Table of Contents nor adding the index from the print edition. I also see that many bible references were not caught by the compiler - and have not felt like going back to add them manually. In addition, the List of Biblical Quotations and References on page xxxv and xxxvi was just thrown into a quick table that creates lots of compiler warnings.

That said, this offering adds content to that was not in the previous version. But if you are really interested in this work, you probably want to buy a later translation for sale at https://www.logos.com/product/157132/egeria-diary-of-a-pilgrimage .

SDG

Ken McGuire

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Apr 5 2020 12:35 AM

Thanks, Ken!

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