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Fulbert of Chartres°

FULBERT OF CHARTRES° (d. 1028 or 1030), bishop of Chartres (France). In 1009, Fulbert delivered a series of three sermons based on Genesis 49:10: "The scepter shall not depart from Judah." They dealt with Jewish objections to the Christian argument that since royalty no longer existed among the Jews, the Messiah had already come and that he was Jesus. The Jews claimed that their present distress was only temporary, as had been their captivity in Babylon; moreover, there might be Jewish kings in other parts of the world and there were still wise and powerful Jews who enjoyed an almost royal power.


J.-P. Migne (ed.), Patrologia Latina, 141 (1880), 305–18; B. Blumenkranz, Juifs et Chrétiens… (1960), index; idem, Les auteurs chrétiens latins… (1963), 237–43.

Sources: Encyclopaedia Judaica. © 2008 The Gale Group. All Rights Reserved.