By Ranee Katzenstein, David S. Zeidberg

Exhibitions on the J. Paul Getty Museum and at UCLA have lately displayed the wealthy personality and variety of Bibles--both by way of illuminated manuscripts and published copies over the process 1000 years of human heritage. The textual content of this spouse quantity discusses the origins of the Bible, the Latin types of the Bible, and the Bible within the liturgy and in past due medieval literature. whole with quite a few illustrations, this booklet can be necessary to an individual with an curiosity within the historical past of the Bible.

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9: Christ Teaching His Apostles; The Tribute Money, and The Miracle of the Gadarene Swine. 14. Gospel Lectionary Reichenau, Germany or Saint Gall, Switzerland, third quarter Ms. of the tenth century. 16, fol. 2: decorated initial C(um). 15. Psalter Wurzburg, circa 1240-1250. Ms. Ludwig VIII 2, fol. 1 lv: Historiated initial B with Christ Enthroned and King David with Two Musicians. 16. Psalter Paris, circa 1250-1260. Ms. Ludwig VIII 4, fols. 17v-18: Scenes from the Story of Joseph (Gen. 41:1-42:29).

Even with the help of capitularies and marginal numbering, finding the passages assigned for a particular mass in a copy of the Bible could be an onerous process. eighth century, a new As early as the late type of arrangement of the texts in the Bible had been developed to facilitate finding these passages. The new arrangement appears lectionaries, in manuscripts known as Gospel such as the tenth-century example included exhibition (cat. no. 14). The Gospel in the passages are arranged according to the order in which they were to be read at mass throughout the liturgical year.

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