Interrogationes Sigwylfi Presbiteri
The 'Interrogationes Sigwylfi Presbiteri', also known as ‘Questions about Genesis’, was originally a late-8th century Latin commentary on the Book of Genesis by the English scholar Alcuin of York, in which he addresses the questions of a priest named Sigewulf.
Though he studied under Archbishop Ecgbert at York, Alcuin became a teacher at the Carolingian court at the invitation of King Charlemagne, and it was there he wrote the commentaries. It was translated into Old English by Ælfric of Eynshamin the 10th Century.
The following is a transcription from f.230r of Cotton MS Julius E VII and is the full introduction to the 'Interrogationes'.Return to Text Selection Continue to Text