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Dear Bill,

maybe the phrase refers to or summarizes Sapientia Salomonis 7, 24-27 (Vulgate), which praises the nature of wisdom. 

Sap. 7, 24a: „omnibus enim mobilibus mobilior est sapientia“ (for wisdom moves more freely than any movable thing)

Sap. 7, 27c: „et per nationes [sc. Sapientia – from verse 24a] in animas sanctas se transfert“ (and by generation she passes into holy souls). 

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Thank you for the pointer to La Bonnardière’s article. Interesting reading. Even more interesting (from my point of view at least) is how so many editors of Augustine and others cite Biblical references for the proverb without further explanation.

 

Bill S. 

 

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Here's the full biblio on the A.-M. La Bonnardière article: "Anima iusti sedes sapientiae dans l'oeuvre de saint Augustin," in J. Fontaine and C. Kannengiesser, eds.,  Épektasis; mélanges patristiques offerts au Cardinal Jean Daniélou (Paris: Beauchesne, 1972): 111-120.


 

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I would suggest looking at Anne-Marie La Bonnardière's 'Anima iusti sedes sapientiae dans l'oeuvre de saint Augustin' (https://www.editions-beauchesne.com/userfiles/Pagespromos-9782701027531.pdf)

 

Unfortunately, I have no access to her full text.

 

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Vadim Prozorov

 


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Good afternoon,

 

I am trying to identify a phrase that appears to come from the Vulgate, but am having difficulty. In other words, I can’t locate it.

 

The phrase is: “anima iusti sedes sapientiae” [‘The soul of the just is the seat of wisdom’]. It appears also as “sedes sapientiae anima iusti”, and sometimes with the “est” between “sedes” and “sapientiae”.

 

I have tried running the phrase through LLT and PLD (using a variety of truncations and orders). I don’t have access to any of the volumes of Corpus Christianorum today, because I am working at home, but here are some of the suggestions that were made by various editors of patristic texts (in particular the Maurists, as reprinted in Migne):

 

*	Augustine, Enarr. in Ps. 34; Ps. 46; Ps. 96; Ps. 98; Ps. 121 (Either identified as from Sap. 7, or simply italicized, without any identification)
*	Aug., Sermons: sermo 53: Sap. 1 (but no verse)
*	Fulgentius Ruspensis, Ad Trasamundum libri III (PL 65, col. 241): Sap. 7, 27 (it isn’t, though this verse in Sapientia does describe “sapientia”)
*	Cassiodorus, Exp. Psalmorum: Ps 88 (PL 70: 638); 96 (PL 70: 684A); Ps. 121 (PL 70: 912B): in the first two the text is simply italicized, in the third, the editor gives Is. 66,12 (no resemblance)
*	Gregory the Great, Moralia in Iob, 29, 28, 2 (PL 76: 508B): not identified but italicized
*	Gregory, Hom. in euangelia 2, hom. 38, 2 (PL 76: 1282D): identified as Sap. 7, 27 (with a note by the 17th cent. editors: 

 

Locus hic jam laudatus est a sancto Doctore lib. XXIX Moral., num. 55, ubi nostras conjecturas ex parte jam protulimus. Eadem sententia, tanquam ad sacram Scripturam pertineat, adducitur ab Augustino in psal. XLVI, ad vers. 9, et frequentius a Bernardo, scilicet serm. I in Purificatione, serm. 5 de verbis Isaiae, et serm. 27 in Cant. Vide in notis ad eumdem Bernardum, ex novissima recensione nostri Mabillonii, notam 289, ubi ea de qua quaeritur sententia eruitur ex lib. Sap. cap. VII, vers. 7. Felicius forsitan invenitur in versu 27, ubi de sapientia dicitur: in animas sanctas se transfert. Multis in locis leguntur quae huic sententiae valde sunt proxima, ut Levit. XXVI, 11, 12; II Cor. VI, 16; I Cor. III. Sed hic Gregorius indicat Salomonem, cui Sapientiae liber ascribi solet, licet a Gregorio diserte non tribuatur. Si conjectura haec tibi minus sapiat, lector, aliam lib. XXIX Moral., num. 55, prolatam fortasse magis probabis.

 

I did not track down all these suggestions, and the conclusion I should reach is probably that this is NOT a direct citation in Hrabanus’s text (9, 4 = PL 111:264B) which is where my search begin. His source for the passage where this occurs is Gregory’s Homilia in euangelium (Greg. M., In Ezech 38, 2 (CCSL 142, p. 360, 20-26).

 

Any suggestions?

 

Bill Schipper

 

 

 

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