Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Nicholas of Lyra
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Nicholas of Lyra, Franciscan, biblical exegete and regent master in Paris (1308-9), and Franciscan minister provincial of France (1319) and Burgundy (1325), was born in Lyre, Normandy, in the diocese of Évreux, a center of Jewish learning. He became acquainted with the Talmud, Midrash, and the works of Rashi (Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac, 1045-1105). His magnum opus, the LiteralPostillon the whole Bible (1322/23-31), was a running com…

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Krey, Philip, “Nicholas of Lyra”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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