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By Ranee Katzenstein, David S. Zeidberg

Exhibitions on the J. Paul Getty Museum and at UCLA have lately displayed the wealthy personality and variety of Bibles--both when it comes to illuminated manuscripts and revealed copies over the process 1000 years of human heritage. The textual content of this significant other quantity discusses the origins of the Bible, the Latin models of the Bible, and the Bible within the liturgy and in past due medieval literature. entire with a variety of illustrations, this e-book should be helpful to somebody with an curiosity within the background of the Bible.

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Leaf from an Anglo-Saxon Gospel Book Attributed to Canterbury, circa 1000. Ms. 9: Christ Teaching His Apostles. i 14. Gospel Lcctionary Rcichcnau, Germany or Saint Gall, Switzerland, third quarter of the tenth century. Ms. C(um). 16, fol. 2: decorated initial i 15. Psalter Wurzburg, circa 1240-1250. Historiated with initial B Two Musicians. Ms. Ludwig VIII 2, fol.

No. 2) By using of this a variety of scripts hierarchically arranged, the scribes Bible imparted a clarity and dignity to initial ends of the (for instance, the acanthus leaves at the P) reflect the enthusiasm for antiquity that permeated The the upper levels of Carolingian society. this The text. of these scripts and the decorative motifs classical origins employed its which belonged leaf comes, Maximin century. in Trier, More ten in the J. Bible from which monastery of Saint to the was disbound before the end of the fifteenth than other leaves from fifty Museum) have been Paul Getty Bible (including this identified in eight Europe and the United collections throughout States.

The Museum's Apocalypse manuscript contains eighty-two half-page miniatures that allowed those perusing its pages to contemplate the scenes described by Saint John by means of pictures in addition to the text. Remarkable for their lively interpretation of Saint John's vision, the miniatures include the saint himself witnessing the extraordinary events that later recount. The figures and then modeled with have been outlined thin, colored washes. in he would pen and ink The elegant poses, graceful contours, and decorative patterns of drapery folds found in these miniatures reveal early England Gothic illumination in at its finest.

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