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Manuscript Monday: Penn MS Codex 236

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Alex Devine, a graduate student in English at Penn, presents the University of Pennsylvania Library’s Ms. Codex 236, a Latin Vulgate Bible with prologues by Jerome and illuminations, possibly written in France ca. 1235-1240.  The biblical text is prefaced by the Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum, attributed to Jerome in the Middle Ages, and the apocryphal Prayer of Manasseh, attributed to Solomon in its rubric.  The manuscript also includes a table of Epistle and Gospel incipits, which is a later addition.

It was presented at the Delaware Valley Medieval Association Meeting at the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts of the University of Pennsylvania Library. September 21, 2013.

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