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Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 236 – Latin Vulgate Bible

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s Ms. Codex 236, a Latin vulgate Bible from the Catholic Church. This manuscript was written in France in the early 13th century, in Latin, and it is a Vulgate Bible with prologues by Jerome and illuminations. The biblical text is prefaced by the Interpretationes nominum hebraicorum (f. 2r-27r), attributed to Jerome in the Middle Ages, and the apocryphal Prayer of Manasseh (f. 27v), attributed to Solomon in its rubric. The biblical text is followed by a calendar of the Church year (f. 400v-401v), a missal (f. 402v-420v), including the ordinary from the canon through the communion and propers for Sundays and feasts throughout the year, and a breviary (f. 421r-458v), with nine lessons for major feasts, so not for a monastic context. The manuscript also includes a table of Epistle and Gospel incipits (f. 460r-462v), which is a later addition..

You can see the full online facsimile of this work in Penn in Hand and you can download all of the images and metadata at OPenn.

 

One thought on “Manuscript Monday: Ms. Codex 236 – Latin Vulgate Bible

  1. So cool. Thanks for doing these videos and making the images available.

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