Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 68:21 Bible
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 68:21
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial D with St. Jerome
- This initial begins Jerome's preface to the Pentateuch, 'Desederii mei desideratas accepi epistolas ....' The Pentateuch is the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, or the Old Testament in the Christian faith: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Jerome, who lived from ca. 347 to 420, translated the Hebrew and Greek books of the Bible into Latin in a translation known as the Vulgate. He also wrote prefaces for the different books of the Bible which were copied with the books of Bible throughout the Middle Ages.
- This image shows the reverse of a leaf that continues the text of Jerome's preface to the Pentateuch, which begins on the front or true recto.
Extent369 x 508 mm
- 12th century
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