Document: Letter 34
Reference: Stegmuller 3349
Incipit: Beatus Pamphil{i}us martyr
Addressee: Marcella
Date: c. 382-384 (Kelly pp. 95-96)
Earliest ms.: Paris, France: Bibliotheque Nationale, Lat. 1869, between folios 100-136. 9th century. (Lambert, I: p. 511)
Latin Text: CSEL 54, pp. 259-265
Notes: In reply to a request from Marcella for information concerning two phrases in  Psalm 127, “bread of sorrow,”  and “children of the shaken off.” Jerome, after lamenting that Origen’s notes on the psalm are no longer extant, gives the following explanations: “Bread of sorrow” is either the troubles of life or else the tenets of heresy. “Children of the shaken off” means “children of youth.”  Discussed in Fremantle, p. 47.

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