Item No: mcai630211
Additional Title: Bible
Rare Book Department
Beginning of 1 Maccabees
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 1 Maccabees. Both 1 and 2 Maccabees tell of the struggle of the Jews against their Greco-Syrian rulers. The historiated initial E, which begins this book, depicts two warriors in battle.
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Lewis E M 63:1-31