Item No: mca0380011
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Initial F, with St. Jerome writing, beginning his prologue to the Bible
This page contains the text of Jerome's prologue to the Bible, which began most Bibles of this time. Jerome (ca. 340-420) translated the Bible in the fourth century and his translation, known as the Vulgate, became the standard Latin version throughout the Middle Ages. On this page, he appears writing his translation in the historiated initial F, which begins his prologue.
The inscription at the top of the page tells that the manuscript was once the property of the monastic library of Minimi in Verdun. Much of the ink on this leaf has flaked off, accounting for the inconsistent quality of the writing.
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Lewis E 38