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General Discussion / Join the Glossa Community on Facebook!
« Last post by glossa on June 28, 2015, 01:21:02 pm »
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General Discussion / Gloss niche
« Last post by glossa on May 18, 2015, 07:45:48 am »
The Glossa Ordinaria seems to be getting some attention and interest by some of the general audience,  probably due to the renewed interest in Patristic commentaries and writings.  The Ancient Christian Commentary on Sacred Scripture series has a considerable niche, some people have caught notice of the catenas and glossed Bibles through getting acquainted with the ACC by IVPress.  Hopefully over time more and more translations will be done on the Glossa Ordinaria so that modern readers of these kinds of sources can have the opportunity to enjoy such a work.  I love the idea of the entire Gloss in English!
General Discussion / Gloss on Zephaniah
« Last post by glossa on May 16, 2015, 05:46:10 pm »
There does not appear to be a translation of the Gloss on the prophet Zephaniah, but hopefully one day it will along with the rest of the Gloss.  Steven Harris has given a translation of a gloss on Zephaniah 1:18 which is here on his blog

General Discussion / Tracing down sources
« Last post by glossa on May 16, 2015, 02:01:46 pm »
Tracing down sources of the glosses in the Glossa Ordinaria can be very challenging and time consuming because there is no critical edition of the Glossa Ordinaria in which the sources have been cataloged (I recently talked with someone who is a part of an upcoming critical university edition of the Glossa Ordinaria, but its at least 10 years away).  This makes any translation project complex if one plans to provide the sources to the glosses.  Some sections of the Gloss are loaded with quotes from the Church Fathers, though not always word for word but rather condensed or paraphrased, which makes locating the source that much harder.  The average guy cannot afford a resources library nor have access to one courtesy of a seminary or university.  But there are some ways to track them down with online resources.

1) you can simply use the google search engine, copying and pasting a portion of the gloss.  Sometimes you can get some hits that lead you to a Latin text, usually found in a Migne source.  As for the Glossa Ordinaria goes, this could land you to a Patristic source, a later Medieval source that is quoting the Gloss (which doesn't provide you much help in locating the original source unless that quotation provides the source), or sometimes you find that your search inquiry only gives you another Glossa Ordinaria resource, which doesn't get you anywhere.

2) you can also search Google books search, which sometimes will provide you with more specific targets, whereas a simple google search engine may miss or provide too many things that are not specifically related to what you are searching for.  SOmetimes the google books search will help you locate your source though there will only be a snippet view, but it can be very beneficial to pointing you into the right direction.

3) There are a couple of very good Migne databases that you can search as well, such as
This is a very handy resource which allows you to search for phrases or words found in the whole  Corpus Córporum library.

4) secondary sources such as those works that depended and quoted heavily upon the Glossa Ordinaira can be very helpful if those resources has the sources provided.  This in fact can be a treasure and a major time saver if you are fortunate enough to get a source that does this. 

General Discussion / Re: Plan for the forum
« Last post by glossa on May 16, 2015, 09:30:11 am »
By the way, if you are ever interested in finding the sources of the glosses, Peter Lombard's commentary may come in handy for you.  Many of the glosses appear to be in the commentary and the sources are listed in the side margins.  This could save some time.
General Discussion / Re: Resources for the Glossa Ordinaria
« Last post by glossa on May 16, 2015, 09:23:56 am »
I am sure you are way ahead of me on what's available for your project, but in case you are not aware that does have Rusch version of Galatians in a handy transcribed version on PDF here

They don't have Ephesians on PDF yet but it is in preparations.  Sometimes they have a rough draft done but are double checking it.  They would probably send you what they have if you are interested.  They are quite generous when it comes to that.  Marjorie Burghart is very helpful
General Discussion / Re: Plan for the forum
« Last post by glossa on May 16, 2015, 08:58:51 am »
That is wonderful!  I imagine there are lots of Jerome and Augustine quotes in Galatians.
General Discussion / Re: Resources for the Glossa Ordinaria
« Last post by leewil on May 16, 2015, 08:31:24 am »
I am using: Biblia latina cum glossa ordinaria: Facsimile reprint of the editio princeps Adolph Rusch of Strassburg 1480/81.  This is the same facsimile that Erfurt has online.  The copy that I have is on Interlibrary Loan from the University of Alabama, Huntsville.  My library at the seminary is attempting to locate and purchase a copy for me to work with, but so far they have not been successful. 
General Discussion / Re: Plan for the forum
« Last post by leewil on May 16, 2015, 08:28:43 am »
I am currently working on Galatians, but I plan on translating Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, and Colossians.
General Discussion / Re: Plan for the forum
« Last post by glossa on May 15, 2015, 11:13:49 pm »
That is great!  Have you decided which epistles yet?
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