Bible, Matthew

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Item No: mcai180091
Additional Title: Bible, Matthew
Script: Hybrida
Language: Dutch
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial D with an Angel, symbolizing the Evangelist Matthew
Notes: This leaf contains a Dutch translation of the first chapters of the Gospel of Matthew. Although the medieval Catholic Church did not look favorably on vernacular translations of Scripture, such translations were occasionally made in order to make Scripture more easily available to a wider audience. The Dutch translation that appears on this leaf is the work of Johannes Scutken (d. 1423), a follower of a popular religious movement in the Netherlands known as the Devotio Moderna, or "Modern Devotion." The movement emphasized devotion to the life and humanity of Christ and aimed to enhance the spiritual lives of common people, partly through making religious texts written in Latin available to readers who did not have knowledge of Latin.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1588137
Country: Country:Netherlands

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 248 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 18:9

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