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Reuse of a Jewish Legal Manuscript, In Augustine's 'The Harmony Of The Gospels'

Reuse of a Jewish Legal Manuscript, In Augustine's 'The Harmony Of The Gospels'

Medium: Binding

Date: 1190

Shelfmark: Egerton MS 3775

Item number: f.i

Length: 28.7

Width: 19.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated Manuscript

The Gospels, written by the Four Evangelists, provide overlapping accounts of Christ's life. Some events are recorded in only one Gospel; others in more than one, and some of these seem to be contradictory. Several early Christian and medieval writers therefore composed works which combined and harmonised the differing accounts, including this one written St. Augustine in the year 400. This manuscript was certainly owned by Westminster Abbey, and was possibly also written there.

Former manuscript pastedowns have left considerable offsets of Hebrew script--a rare example of a Hebrew book having been used in a medieval English binding. It could be evidence of Jewish book production in medieval England, if it dates before the expulsion of the Jews in 1290

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