History of the Holy Rood-tree

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Related literature: Legend of the Thirty Pieces of Silver.

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Status: in progress.


Description: a Legend of the True Cross incorporating an account of the thirty silver pieces (here rings or crowns) given to Judas to betray Jesus.



3.1 Manuscripts and Editions

Latin, Greek, Amharic, Arabic.

3.2 Modern Translations

3.2.1 English

Arthur S. Napier, History of the Holy Rood-tree (EETS, Old Series 103; London: Oxford University Press, 1894), 69.

3.3 General Works

Thomas L. Kane, “An Amharic Version of the Origin of the Cross,” BSAOS 44. 2 (1981): 273-89.

Jakob Gretser, Hortus Sanctae Crucis (Ingolstadt, 1610), p. 233.

E. A. Wallis Budge, The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek (London: Martin Hopkinson & Co., 1922), xxxix-xlv.