Item Info

Item No: mcai630011
Additional Title: Bible
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 63:1
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Beginning of Leviticus
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.

The page begins the Book of Leviticus, which is mainly concerned with laws and priestly rituals. In the initial V that begins the book, Aaron appears offering a sacrificial lamb to God. The image of the sacrificial lamb prefigures Christ's sacrifice, which is described in the New Testament.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1600029
Country: Country:Germany

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1399
Image Dimensions Width: 485 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 63:1-31