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BODO:

(Redirected from PABLO ALVARO.)

Bishop and chaplain of Emperor Louis the Pious. After a dissolute life at court, he made (838) a pilgrimage to Rome, was converted to Judaism, assuming the name of Eleazar, and married a Jewess. He then went into military service at Saragossa. Bodo incited the Moorish government and the people to oppose the Spanish Christians, who asked aid of the king of the Franks. In 840 he corresponded with the knight Pablo Alvaro of Cordova, a baptized Jew; each convert endeavoring in vain to lead the other back to his old faith. Many of their letters have been preserved.

Bibliography:
  • Florez, España Sagrada, vol. xi., ep. xiv.-xx.;
  • compare pp. 19 et seq.;
  • Kayserling, in Monatsschrift, 1860, pp. 244 et seq.;
  • Vogelstein and Rieger, Gesch. der Juden in Rom, i. 136 et seq.
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