Document: The Interpretation of Hebrew Names
Latin name: Liber interpretationis Hebraicorum nominum or Liber de nominibus Hebraicis
Reference: CPL 581
Incipit: Philo vir disertissimus
Date: c. 389/391 (Kelly p. 153)
Earliest ms.: Paris, France: Bibliotheque Nationale, Lat. 13348 8th century. (Lambert, II: p. 28)
Latin Text: P. de Lagarde, G. Morin, M. Adriaen (eds.) . Hieronymus: Hebraicae quaestiones in libro Geneseos. Liber interpretationis hebraicorum nominum. …. CChr.SL 72 (Turnholti : Brepols, 1959)Migne, Liber de Nominibus Hebraicis, PL vol. 23, coll. 771-858.
English Translation: Preface translated by W.H. Fremantle, “Preface to the Book of Hebrew Names” in NPNF2, vol. 6 (New York, 1893), p. 485.
Notes: This book was apparently an improvement upon a third-century word list, now lost (Kelly, p. 154). It explains etymologies of Hebrew names used in the Bible.
Additional information about this work is found in a detailed description of a 13th century English manuscript containing the work: Liber interpretationis hebraicorum nominum.

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