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Anglo-Saxon drawings from the 'Caedmon manuscript'

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    Posted: 22-Jul-2015 at 17:01
The text from the Caedmon Manuscript, illustrated by the pictures of Eber, translates;

"One of the sons of Shem was Eber, and from him sprang a countless race which all men dwelling in the earth call Hebrews. They departed out of the east, taking with them all their substance, their cattle and their goods. That was a dauntless folk! The heroes sought a roomier land, a wandering folk, in mighty multitudes, and chose at last a fixed abode wherein to settle. Far and wide in days of old the leaders of that people, with their well-loved men, possessed the land of Shinar, a land of green plains and pleasant valleys. And at that time they prospered greatly, and had abundance of all good things."
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Originally posted by Sidney

Eber and his men drive cattle and found a city.

Where does this story come from? It's extra to the Biblical account, so what source is the Caedmon manuscript following?



There were various medieval traditions. From Wikipedia: "A number of mediaeval scholars such as Michael the Syrian, Bar Hebraeus, and Agapius the Historian mentioned the prevailing view, that the Hebrews had received their name from Eber, while also pointing out that according to others, the name "Hebrew" meant "those who cross", in reference to those who crossed the Euphrates river with Abram from Paddan Aram to the land of Canaan."

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Eber and his men drive cattle and found a city.

Where does this story come from? It's extra to the Biblical account, so what source is the Caedmon manuscript following?




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