Item No: mcai630091
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of Wisdom
These leaves seem to form a group because of the consistency of the leaf and text measurements and the ruling pattern; leaves are paginated with pencil numbers in the upper left-hand corner of each side of each leaf.
This leaf is from a set of thirty-one leaves that were cut from a single manuscript that once comprised a complete Bible.
This page begins the Book of Wisdom, which begins "love justice, you that are the judges of the earth" (Wisdom 1:1). The historiated initial D depicts King Solomon enthroned and holding a pair of scales to signify his reputation as a just judge.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31