Item No: mcai630101
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of Isaiah
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 the prophet Isaiah. In chapter 50, verse 6, Isaiah prophesized: "I have given my body to the strikers, and my cheeks to them that plucked them: I have not turned away my face from them that rebuked me, and spit upon me." Christian interpreters saw this as a reference to Christ's torture before his Crucifixion, which explains the imagery of the historiated initial V, which depicts the flagellation of Christ.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31