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Ownership Inscription, In The Interpretation Of Hebrew Names Attributed to Remigius Of Auxerre

Ownership Inscription, In The Interpretation Of Hebrew Names Attributed to Remigius Of Auxerre

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1300

Shelfmark: Royal MS 8 F.ix

Item number: f.2r

Length: 27.6

Width: 18.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Remigius (d.908) was a Benedictine monk who taught at the monastery of Auxerre. His writings include several biblical glossaries and commentaries. This 'Interpretation of Hebrew Names' found in the Bible was commonly added at the end of Bibles made in the 13th century: it lists the Hebrew names alphabetically, and gives their Latin equivalent. For example, 'Rachel' means a ewe, 'Noah' means rest, 'Isaac' means he laughs, and so on. This manuscript has the medieval ownership inscription of St. Werburg's Abbey, Chester. Added in the upper margin is the note 'Ex monasterio cestrie': From the monastery of Chester.

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