Basilius se eádiga wæs swíðe hálig bisceop, on Cessarean byrig, on Gréciscre þeóde, manegra munuca fæder, munuchádes him sylf. He wæs swýðe gelǽred and swýðe mihtig lareów, and he munuc regol gesette mid swýðlícre drohtnunge. He wæs ǽr Benedictus, ðe us bóc awrát on Lédenre spræce leóhtre be dǽle ðonne Basilius, ac he tymde swáðeáh to Basilies tǽcinge for his trumnysse. Basilius awrát áne wundorlíce bóc, be eallum Godes weorcum, ðe he geworhte on six dagum, 'Exameron' geháten, swíðe deópum andgite. And he awrát ða láre ðe we nú willaþ on Englisceum gereorde secgean
Basil the blessed [born A.D. 328, died 379] was a very holy bishop in the city of Cæsaréa, a province belonging to Greece, the father of many monks, himself of the monkhood. He was a very learned and a very mighty teacher, and he appointed monastic canons with strict conduct. He was before Benedict [born A.D. 480, died 540], who wrote us a book in the Latin language more clear in part than Basil, but yet he appealed to the teaching of Basil for his confirmation. Basil wrote a certain wonderful book concerning all the works of God which he wrought in six days, called the 'Hexameron,' with a very deep understanding. And he wrote the advice which we now wish to tell in the English language,
- Basil prm; Norm. 32, 1-14 :
Sancti Basilii Exameron [ = έξάμεεου] , ðæt is, be Godes six daga weorcum
the Hexameron of holy Basil, that is, concerning the six days' works of God,
- Hexam. 1; Norm. 1, 1-3 .
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