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Item No: mcai480061
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial I with Moses sacrificing a lamb for the Passover
Notes: This initial begins the first response of the first nocturn of Matins for the feast of Corpus Christi, "Immolabit haedum multitudo filiorum Israel ad vesperam paschae ..." (With the whole assembly of Israel present, the young goat shall be slaughtered on the eve of the Passover). The feast of Corpus Christi commemorates the Holy Eucharist in which the sacrifice of Christ is celebrated. The use of Old Testament imagery in this Christian context has a theological explanation. According to the Book of Exodus in the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament, the blood of a sacrificial lamb marked the homes of the Israelites so that the angel sent to slay the first-born sons of the Egyptians (the tenth plague) would pass over their homes. Since early times, Christians saw this event as a prefiguration of Christ's death in which he became the sacrificial Lamb of God for the salvation of mankind.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1607285
Country: Country:Italy
Cardinal Point:northern

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1510
Image Dimensions Width: 226 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 48:6

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