Item No: mcai630011
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of Leviticus
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.
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.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31