Item No: mcai630061
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of Proverbs
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 Proverbs, which was believed to have been written by King Solomon, the son of David. The first lines of chapter 1 tell the purpose of the book: "To know wisdom, and instruction; to understand the words of prudence" (Proverbs 1: 2-3). The historiated initial P shown here depicts Solomon teaching.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31