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Additional Title: Bible
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First Epistle of Peter
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 first epistle of Peter, which was thought to have been written by Peter when he was bishop of Rome. The historiated initial P depicts St. Peter with his attributes, keys and a cross. The keys refer to Matthew 16:19, in which Christ tells Peter that he will give him the keys of heaven. The cross that he holds refers to his manner of death, for, like Christ, he was crucified.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31