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Lindisfarne Gospels - Prefatory Material to Matthew f. 19

Lindisfarne Gospels: Prefatory Material to Matthew  f. 19
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Each of the four Gospels is preceded by introductory material which is not a part of the biblical text. These passages are distinguished by small, but nonetheless beautifully designed, groups of decorative capitals which incorporate Eadfrith's favourite ornamental devices. They also allow us to see in more detail Aldred's interlinear translation of the original Latin text into Old English.

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