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Lewis E M 18:9 Bible, Matthew
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 18:9
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial D with an Angel, symbolizing the Evangelist Matthew
- This leaf contains a Dutch translation of the first chapters of the Gospel of Matthew. Although the medieval Catholic Church did not look favorably on vernacular translations of Scripture, such translations were occasionally made in order to make Scripture more easily available to a wider audience. The Dutch translation that appears on this leaf is the work of Johannes Scutken (d. 1423), a follower of a popular religious movement in the Netherlands known as the Devotio Moderna, or 'Modern Devotion.' The movement emphasized devotion to the life and humanity of Christ and aimed to enhance the spiritual lives of common people, partly through making religious texts written in Latin available to readers who did not have knowledge of Latin.
Extent175 x 248 mm
- 15th century
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