Item Info

Item No: mcai630101
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 63:10
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Beginning of Isaiah
Notes: 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.
Notes: 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.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1600029
Country: Country:Germany

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1399
Image Dimensions Width: 487 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 63:1-31