Item No: mcai630051
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of Nehemiah
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 Book of Nehemiah, which tells of the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the end of the Babylonian Captivity. The historiated initial V that begins this book shows the meeting of Nehemiah and his brother Hanam, who told Nehemiah of Jerusalem's ruined state and prompted him to return to oversee the rebuilding.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31