Codex Amiatinus

Amiatino 1Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Amiatino 1Kodeks AmiatyńskiАмиатинский кодекс阿密亞提努斯手卷阿密亚提努斯手卷Аміяцінскі кодэкс

Language: Latin

Collection: Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

Material: parchment

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The Codex Amiatinus is the earliest surviving complete manuscript of the Latin Vulgate version of the Christian Bible. It was produced around 700 A.D in the north-east of England, at the Benedictine monastery of Monkwearmouth–Jarrow in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria and taken to Italy as a gift for Pope Gregory II in 716. It was one of three giant single-volume Bibles then made at Monkwearmouth–Jarrow, and is the earliest complete one-volume Latin Bible to survive, only the León palimpsest being older; and the oldest bible where all the Books of the Bible present what would be their Vulgate texts. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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