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Lewis E M 43:2a Initial I with Naomi and her two sons, beginning the Book of Ruth
TitleInitial I with Naomi and her two sons, beginning the Book of Ruth
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 43:2a
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
LanguageNo linguistic content, Not applicable
- The Book of Ruth begins with the story of Naomi, the mother-in-law of Ruth, who takes her two young sons to the land of Moab. Her sons grow up and marry two Moabite women, one of whom is Ruth who returns with Naomi to Bethlehem after the death of the two sons. Naomi departing Jerusalem with her two sons is the common iconography used to mark the beginning of this book.
- 13th century
- Historiated initial
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