Andrew was a regular canon of the Parisian abbey of St. Victor, founded in 1108, which in the twelfth century had developed into a prestigious centre of spiritual learning. His commentaries are a rich source for the history both of biblical hermeneutics and of interreligious dialogue during the Middle Ages.
Since the pioneering work of Beryl Smalley, the figure of Andrew of St. Victor (†1175) has attracted growing attention. This volume presents the editio princeps of Andrew of St. Victor's commentary on the biblical books of Samuel and Kings, written before 1147 and surviving in nine manuscripts, together with an analysis of Andrew's sources and a study of the position of the commentary in the history of biblical interpretation and its relation to twelfth-century teaching and medieval literary theory. The present edition also includes two other related works by Andrew, associated with the commentary on Samuel and Kings: an excerpt of the last part of the book of Chronicles and an exegetical treatise on the ruling years of the kings of Judah and Israel.
Andreas de Sancto Victore — De concordia annorum regum Israel et Iuda — ed. F.A. Van Liere
Andreas de Sancto Victore — Expositio historica in librum Regum — ed. F.A. Van Liere
Andreas de Sancto Victore — Opusculum quod incipit 'His regnantibus, hi nominati leguntur fuisse prophetae' — ed. F.A. Van Liere