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From a misunderstanding, in particular, of Jean Tritheme, this work was long confused with another homonymous religious figure of the Carolingian era, Haymon of Auxerre, who died ca. 865. An abundant amount of work was attributed to him, including commentaries on biblical texts. That equivocation was lifted in particular by the Swiss theologian Eduard Riggenbach (1861-), a professor at the University of Basle, with his book, Die alteste lateinischen Kommentare zum Habraerbrief, Leipzig: A. Deichert, 1907. Presently the prevailing position is that, "Haymon d'Halberstadt semble n'avoir exerce aucune activite." - Andre Rayez. See also: Ian Levy, The Letter to the Galatians, Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2011: "For many years Haimo of Auxerre's biblical commentaries had circulated under the name of Haimo of Halberstadt and were so classified in Migne's Patrologia Latina (116-18). However, in 1907 Edward Riggenbach examined these editions and concluded that the commentaries could not have been written by the German bishop of Halberstadt but rather by the French monk of Auxerre." - Levy, p. 38.
"Certainly, personalities and works such as those of Haimo and Remigius of Auxerre deserve full attention. The former, confused for centuries with Haimo of Halberstadt, had been a pupil of a well-known grammar teacher of Irish origin, Murethac (and something of his teaching must have remained also in this way of handling problems). Haimo remained then permanently at Auxerre as a teacher. . . To Haimo, as far as the Old Testament is concerned, are attributed at least the commentaries on the Song of Songs and on Isaiah." - Claudio Leonardi, "Old Testament Interpretation in the Church from the Seventh to the Tenth Century," in: Hebrew Bible / Old Testament. I: From the Beginnings to the Middle Ages (until 1300). . . , edited by Magne Saebo, Magne Saebø, Gottingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000, p. 194.
Haymon of Auxerre (d.865), was a member of the Benedictine Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre, and authored numerous Biblical commentaries and theological texts. See: Shimahara, Sumi, Haymon d'Auxerre, exegete Carolingien, Turnhout: Brepols, 2013. Series: Collection Haut Moyen Age; 16.
*Formerly attributed to: Haymon of Halberstadt also known as Haymon de Fulda (Latin: Haimo Halberstatensis), German, of the Carolingian period, born about 780, died on 26 March 853. He was a Benedictine monk, then became bishop of Halberstadt in 1840 and remained there till his death. Listings on WorldCat only show the Bishop of Halberstadensis as author (i.e., no reference to Haymon of Auxerre).
Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516), was a German Benedictine abbot and polymath active during the German Renaissance as a lexicographer, chronicler, cryptographer and occultist. He had considerable influence on the development of early modern and modern occultism. Brann states that "Trithemius arcanely foresaw the coming of the Protestant revolt" with his words, "A large religion sect will arise, the destruction of the ancient religions."
Provenance: Cornelio Janucescucci [this signed name confirmed from the signature of another book signed by him, date unknown] - St. Hyacinth Seminary, Granby, Massachusetts [now the Granby Preparatory Academy] 1927.
See: Andre Rayez, [article] «Haymon d'Halberstadt (saint), benedictin et eveque, † 853», Dictionnaire de spiritualite, vol. 7, col. 97; Noel L. Brann, The Abbot Trithemius (1462-1516): The Renaissance of Monastic Humanism, Brill, 1981; Klaus Arnold, Johannes Trithemius, Wurzburg, 1971; F. J. Steele, Towards a spirituality for lay-folk: the active life in Middle English religious literature from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth. 1995. (Inventory #: LLV2636)