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Miracle data
Source name: BL Mariale 1
Short title: Libia (a mistake for Lydda)
Poncelet Number: 808 - In Lidda (al. Libia) civitate, quae proxima est civitati quae
Reference numbers: book3 no.3
Foliation in source: f. 128v
Incipit: In libia civitate quae proxima est civitati quae vocatur diospolis
Summary: How the Jews complained to the Emperor of the Apostles’ having turned a synagogue into a church near Diospolis (Lydda, near Jerusalem); how he ordered the building to be closed for forty, for a manifestation of God’s will; and how at the end of that time a portrait of the Virgin (who was then living at Mount Sion) appearing upon the wall. Also how, in later times, the Emperor Julian ordered the Jews to remove the portrait, but they dared not touch it (II, 611).