Bibliography — Classification Index

K 3.2.1: Christianity: Other religious literature: Biblical, intellectual: Saltair na Rann

Carey (John): Angelology in Saltair na Rann.
In Celtica 19 (1987), pp. 1–8.
The angelology of Pseudo-Dionysius, as transmitted by Gregory the Great (Homiliae in evangelium); fantastic names with distant origin in 1 Enoch; a counting system based on Latin military nomenclature.
Mathis (Kate Louise): Gaelic gemina opera: the verse and prose texts of Saltair na rann and Scél saltrach na rann.
In SGS 28 (2011), pp. 1–20.
Explores the hypothesis that Scél saltrach na rann and Saltair na rann should be regarded as a medieval Irish example of opus geminatum (a work consisting of twinned prose and verse texts).
Mac Eoin (Gearóid): Observations on Saltair na Rann.
In ZCP 39 (1982), pp. 1–28.
Argues that it was composed by Airbertach mac Cosse who ceased work on the poem not earlier than 990. Appendix includes translation of Canto 152, with notes.
Carey (John): Cosmology in Saltair na Rann.
In Celtica 17 (1985), pp. 33–52.
SR 21-280 is based on a lost eighth-century cosmological tract drawing on: De ordine creaturarum (Pseudo-Isidore); Pliny’s Historia naturalis, ii; Isidore of Seville; etc.
Carey (John): Visio Sancti Pauli and the Saltair's hell.
In Éigse 23 (1989), pp. 39–44.
Argues that Canto V is influenced by Latin Redactions of the Apocalypse.
Murdoch (Brian): From the Flood to the Tower of Babel: some notes on Saltair na Rann XIII-XXIV.
In Ériu 40 (1989), pp. 69–92.
Carey (John): Questions of interpolation in the opening cantos of Saltair na Rann.
In PHCC 6 (1986), pp. 69–82.
Studies the structure of cantos I-III.
Carey (John): The Heavenly City in Saltair na Rann.
In Celtica 18 (1986), pp. 87–104.
The architectural scheme of the ríched has as sources Adomnán’s De locis sanctis, a ‘Long Latin’ text of Visio Sancti Pauli, and an ‘Old Latin’ translation of Ezekiel.
Murdoch (Brian): Saltair na Rann XXV-XXXIV: from Abraham to Joseph.
In Ériu 46 (1995), pp. 93–119.
Continues commentary on SR, following the author’s The Irish Adam and Eve Story from Saltair na Rann: Volume II, commentary (Dublin, 1976) and From the Flood to the Tower of Babel, in Ériu 40 (1989), 69-92.
Carey (John): Three notes: 3. ad Celtica 18, 97-100.
In Celtica 20 (1988), pp. 128–129.
On the rendering of Lat. thalamus and frons by Ir. athchomarc and togairm respectively in Saltair na Rann.
Mac Cana (Proinsias): Varia: V. A note on the use of direct speech in Saltair na Rann.
In Ériu 35 (1984), pp. 206–208.
On the use of arsé ar, arsí ar to mark direct speech, and some modern equivalents.
Greene (David), Kelly (Fergus), Murdoch (Brian): The Irish Adam and Eve story from Saltair na rann.
Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1976.
Vol. 1: Text and translation, by David Greene and Fegus Kelly. 113 pp.
Vol. 2: Commentary, by Brian Murdoch. 162 pp.

Edition of Cantos 4-12 (lines 833-2240, 2385-8). Text from Rawl. B 502 with variants from RIA 24 P 27 and Leabhar Breac.

Rev. by
Máire Herbert, in Éigse 17/3 (Samhradh, 1978), pp. 411-413.
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 18 (1981), p. 374.
Gearóid Mac Eoin, in StH 19 (1979), pp. 194-200.
J. E. Caerwyn Williams, in StC 12-13 (1977-1978), p. 506 (Vol. 1).