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Western Medieval Manuscripts : Act and Epistles book

Western Medieval Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>This Acts and Epistles book was probably copied in the second half of the 10th century or first half of the 11th. The manuscript is a simple production with minimal ornament, and there was no supplementary textual content included apart from brief subscriptions at the end of most of the books, stating the context of the writing of each epistle and a conventional enumeration of the number of lines (<i>stichoi</i>). As was often the case with manuscripts not originally provided with such apparatus, later medieval users annotated it for liturgical use, marking out the lections to be read in the course of the liturgical calendar.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>In the first half of the 16th century the manuscript was owned by the French humanist François Vatable (Franciscus Vatablus) (d. 1547), a noted scholar of Hebrew as well as Greek, who was involved in efforts to produce an improved edition of the Bible.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Dr Christopher Wright</p>

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