Item No: mca0450560
Additional Title: Bible, with glossa ordinaria
Rare Book Department
At the end of the eleventh century, theologians began the process of collecting centuries of Biblical exegesis since patristic times into a single commentary on each book of the Bible. This process resulted in the "Glossa ordinaria," the Latin name for the ordinary or standard gloss of the Bible used by scholastic theologians to teach and explain the meaning of Scripture. This glossed manuscript contains only the canonical Epistles and the Apocalypse (shown here). The two strikingly different scripts are used to distinguish Scripture (the large script) from the gloss (the smaller script).
Beginning of the Apocalypse
This manuscript can be dated to ca. 1250.
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Lewis E 45