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MS. Lat. bib. e. 7

Bible, with select Masses, in Latin
England, Oxford; 13th century, first half
Illuminated in the style of, and perhaps by, William de Brailes


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Jerome's Prologue.
Initial F(rater Ambrosius). Dragon.
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Jerome's Prologue.
Miniature of Moses, horned with flames.
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Genesis.
Initial I(n). God creating earth; dividing waters; creating grass and trees; sun and moon; shaping man from clay. Crucifixion, with Virgin and St. John Evangelist.
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Exodus.
Initial H(ec)
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Leviticus.
Initial U(ocavit). God speaks to Moses.
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Numbers.
Initial L(ocutus). God speaks to Moses.
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Deuteronomy.
Initial H(ec). Moses speaking to the people.
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Joshua.
Initial E(t). Joshua speaking to the people.
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Judges.
Initial P(ost). Samson fights with lion; man in hood.
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Ruth.
Initial I(n). Dragon.
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Kings I (Samuel I, A.V.).
Initial F(uit). King seated. Dragon.
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Kings II (Samuel I, A.V.).
Initial F(actum). King seated. Dragon.
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Kings III (Kings I, A.V.).
Initial E(t).
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Kings IV (Kings II, A.V.).
Initial P(revaricatus). King seated. Man lying on back.
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Paralipomenon I (Chronicles I, A.V.)
Initial A(dam). Dragons. ?Chronicler.
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Paral. II. (Chron. II, A.V.).
Initial C(onfortatus). Solomon.
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Esdras (Ezra, A.V.).
Initial I(n). Dragon.
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Judith.
Initial A(rfaxat). Judith praying.
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Esther.
Initial I(n). Dragon.
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Job.
Initial U(ir). God and Satan discuss Job.
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Psalm 1.
Initial B(eatus). David playing harp.
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Psalm 26(27 A.V.).
Initial D(ominus illuminatio). David and Samuel; hand of God crowns David. (I Kings / I Sam. XVI, 1-13).
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Psalm 38(39 A.V.).
Initial D(ixi custodiam). David covers mouth. Dragon.
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Psalm 51(52 A.V.)
Initial Q(uid gloriaris). David and Goliath. David; beasts twined in coils of tail.
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Psalm 52(53 A.V.).
Initial D(ixit insipiens). David holding head. Birds.
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Psalm 68(69 A.V.).
Initial S(alvum me fac). Jonah and whale. God above. Dragon.
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Psalm 80(81 A.V.).
Initial E(xultate). Jacob wrestling with angel. (Gen. XXXII, 24-32. Hosea XII, 3-4).
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Psalm 97(98 A.V).
Initial C(antate) . Clerics singing.
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Psalm 101(102 A.V.).
Initial D(omine exaudi). King David with raised arm praying.
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Psalm 109(110 A.V.).
Initial D(ixit dominus).God raises hand in blessing. Dragon bites initial.
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Extract from Missal text.
Preface initial P(er). Dragon. Initial U(ere).
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Extract from Missal text.
Canon initial T(e igitur).
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Proverbs.
Initial P(arabole). Solomon. Dragon.
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Song of Solomon.
Initial O(sculetur). Solomon embraces a woman.
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Wisdom of Solomon.
Initial D(iligite). Solomon seated, holding sceptre.
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Ecclesiasticus.
Initial O(mnis). Solomon seated, with sword.
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Isaiah.
Initial V(isio). Isaiah asleep in bed; angel in cloud above. Birds.
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Jeremiah.
Initial U(erba). Jeremiah seated with book. Dragon.
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Lamentations.
Initial E(t). Jeremiah holds cloak to his eyes, weeping.
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Baruch.
Initial H(ec). Baruch writes; Jeremiah, below, dictates. Dragon.
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Letter of Jeremiah (Baruch VI).
Initial P(ropter). Dragon.
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Ezekiel.
Initial E(t). Ezekiel holding scroll.
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Daniel.
Initial A(nno). Daniel praying in the den with six lions. Dragon.
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As above.
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Hosea. Initial V(erbum). Hosea looks up to the hand of God from clouds. Coiled dragons.
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Joel. Initial U(erbum). Joel lifts hand towards hand of God, blessing from heaven.
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Amos.
Initial V(erba). Amos holds cloak to his face. Coiled dragons.
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Obadiah.
Initial U(isio). Obadiah asleep in bed.
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Jonah.
Initial E(t). Jonah comes out of the whale; God in cloud blesses him. Nineveh behind.
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Habakkuk.
Initial O(nus). Habakkuk points to heaven.
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Zephaniah.
Initial U(erbum). Dragon; hawk.
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Zechariah.
Initial I(n). Dragon; hawk.
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Malachi.
Initial O(nus). Coiled dragons biting initial.
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I Maccabees.
Initial E(t). Two knights in square helmets with shields.
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Matthew.
Initial L(iber).
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Luke.
Initial F(uit). Dragon.
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John.
Initial I(n principio). Dragon.
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Romans.
Initial P(aulus). Conversion of St. Paul; he falls off horse (Acts IX). White beast bites initial, head and tail cropped.
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II Corinthians.
Initial P(aulus). Dragon.
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Galatians.
Initial P(aulus). Hawk.
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Ephesians.
Initial P(aulus). St. Paul seated with sword.
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Colossians.
Initial P(aulus). Man wearing coif, crawling on all fours. Dragon.
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I Thessalonians.
Initial P(aulus). Three dragons; two coiled, biting initial.
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a) II Thessalonians.
Initial P(aulus). Dragon.
b) I Timothy.
Initial P(aulus).
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II Timothy.
Initial P(aulus). Dragon.
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Titus.
Initial P(aulus). White lion.
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Philemon.
Initial P(aulus). Peacock; coiled dragons.
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Acts.
Initial P(rimum). Dragon.
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I Peter.
Initial P(etrus). St. Peter holding key and book.
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I John.
St. John the Evangelist, beardless, holding book.
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a) II John.
Initial S(enior). St. John the Evangelist, bearded (as the Ancient) holding scroll; four young men look up to him.
b) III John.
Initial S(enior). The same.
c) Jude. I(udas).
St. Jude. Dragon.
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Apocalypse.
Initial A(pocalypsis). St. John the Evangelist writing.
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Initial A, at beginning of index. Dragons.

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