Manuscript Monday: Penn MS Codex 236

This week’s entry for the Penn Parchment Project is MS Codex 236, thought to be from France, and dated to ca. 1235-1240. It is a Vulgate Bible, including prologues by Jerome and the Prayer of Manasseh, and is illuminated throughout. To find out more about the manuscript and to view a full digital facsimile visit

A short video showing some sample pages from the manuscript.


A close-up of the folio from which our sample was taken.


A complete opening.

The ms is about nine inches high.


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