Babylas of Antioch, 266.
Baldholm, quoted by Bede as a witness of the miracles of St. Cuthbert, 49.
Balthen, the Hermit, 205.
Bede, the Elder, the Servant of St. Cuthbert, 68.
Bede, Venerable, his Birth, Anno, 673, xvii,—Mabillon, Simeon Dunelm.,StubbsActa Pontif., Sparke and Surtees place it Anno, 677; Gehle gives the year 672; whilst Pagus and Stevenson consider 674 as the true date, xviii., born at Jarrow, xix-xxi.,—After the bulding of the Monastery of Jarrow he retires to it, under Abbot Ceolfrid, xxi. His youth, xxii.; his thirst for study, xxiii; instructed by Trumbert, xxiii.; is taught the art of chanting, by John, Archd. of St. Peter's, at Rome, xxiii; becomes a pupil of John of Beverley, xxiv.; his skill in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew, xxiv: his Ars Metrica, xxiv; Life of St. Anastasius, &c., xxiv; account of himself, xxv.; his admission to holy orders, by John, Bishop of Hexham, xxvi; deacon at the age of 19, xxvi; priest at 30, xxvii; becomes an avithor, xxvii; he excels in History-, Astrology, Orthography, Rhetoric, and Poetry, xxxii; his pupils, xxxiii; his supposed journey to Rome, xxxiv.; Mr. Stevenson's argument examined, xl.; his pretended residence at Cambridge, xliv.; visits Archbishop Egbert, xlvii.; on terms of intimacy with King Ceolwulph, xlviii.; Bede's disciples, xlviii; Huetbert, xlix.; Cuthbert,l.; Constantine, 1.; Northelm,l.; his death, l.; its cause, li.; buried at JaiTow, lviii.; his epitaph, quoted by William of Malmesbury, lviii.; his relics removed to Durham, lix., 205; enclosed within a shrine, by Bishop Hugh Pudsey, Ix.; scattered by the Puritanical spirit of the Reformation, lxi.; the Durham inscription, lxi.
Bedesfield, 57. Belerophon, the figure of, 157.
Belshazzar, 243; his feast, 244.
Belus, King of Assyria, 228.
Benedict, St. 30, 40, 92, 282.
Bethsaida, Pool of, 162.
BilfriD, the Hermit, a cunning workman in gold and silver, 193, 205.
Biscop, Benedict, Abbot of Weremouth, xx. xxi.; his character, xxii.; performs the menial offices in his Monastery, xxv; of noble lineage, 83; Minister of King Oswin, 83; builds a Monastery at the mouth of the River Were, 83; his first journey to Rome, 84; second journey, 84; third journey, 84; accompanies Theodore and Adrian to Britain, 85; rules the Monastery of St. Peter's, Kent, 85; fourth journey to Rome, 86; collects a library, 86; receives a grant of 70 hides of laud from King Æcgfrid, Anno. 674, to build the Monastery of Weremouth, 86; visits Gaul, and brings over on his return masons and artificers in glass, to teach the English, 87; also, the necessary vestments and sacred vessels for his church, 87; his fifth journey to Rome, from whence he brought home all other requisites for his church, 87; also, the privilege of Pope Agatho for his Monastery, 87; and John, the Arch-chanter of St. Peter's at Rome, and Abbot of St. Martin, to teach the English, 87; he also brought pictures, 88; he obtains a second grant from the King, of 40 hides, and builds the Monastery of Jarrow, 88; makes Ceolfrid its first Abbot, 88; and chooses Eosterwiue to be his Assistant Abbot of St. Peter's, 88; his
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Babylas of Antioch, 266.