Item No: mcai630041
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of 4 Kings
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 4 Kings. The historiated initial P that begins the book illustrates the death of King Ochozias. Ochozias was hurt after falling through the latticework of his upper chamber. He sent messengers to consult the god Beelzebub to find out if he would recover, but because of this disloyalty to the God of Israel, he died from his injuries (4 Kings 1: 1-6). He is shown here falling from a tower window.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31