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Headword: Θύϊνα
Adler number: theta,541
Translated headword: citron-wood
Vetting Status: high
In the time of the emperor Zeno[1] there was a discovery, in Cyprus, of the remains of Barnabas the apostle, Paul's fellow-traveller. And placed on the chest of Barnabas was the gospel of Matthew, with covers[2] of citron-wood.[3]
Greek Original:
Θύϊνα: ἐπὶ Ζήνωνος βασιλέως εὑρέθη ἐν Κύπρῳ τὸ λείψανον Βαρνάβα τοῦ ἀποστόλου, τοῦ συνεκδήμου Παύλῳ. ἔκειτο δὲ ἐπὶ τὸ στῆθος Βαρνάβα τὸ κατὰ Ματθαῖον εὐαγγέλιον, ἔχον πτυχία θύϊνα.
Theodorus Anagnostes PG 86, 184b.
[1] 474-491 (zeta 83, zeta 84).
[2] LSJ s.v. πτύχιον does not illustrate this precise sense of the word, but it seems called for here.
[3] cf. theta 590.
Keywords: biography; botany; Christianity; chronology; geography; religion; trade and manufacture
Translated by: David Whitehead on 17 August 2007@07:34:11.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added cross-reference, set status) on 17 August 2007@11:10:00.
David Whitehead (augmented notes and keywords) on 19 August 2007@04:28:18.
David Whitehead (tweaked tr and added another note, at the prompting of Prof Robert Kraft) on 11 March 2010@09:55:58.
David Whitehead on 7 January 2013@04:44:42.


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