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Archives du Chapitre/Kapitelsarchiv
Ms. 15
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Giant Bible
Parchment · 208 ff. · 58.3 x 37.7 cm · central Italy · middle of the 11th century
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This manuscript, the end of which is damaged, belongs to the genre of giant Bibles created in central Italy between the mid-11th and mid-12th centuries in the context of the Gregorian reform. In the form that we know it today, this manuscript presents the first volume of a complete Bible which was composed of two separate and independent volumes. The second volume is missing at this time. The giant Bible of Sion contains the first part of the Old Testament according to the Vulgate: the Octateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth), the books of Kings, the Major Prophets, the twelve Minor Prophets, Job, and in the last part an incomplete selection of Psalms (Ps. 1-93:22a). This Bible has been held since its creation in the Cathedral Chapter Archive of Sion, to which it was probably presented by Bishop Ermenfroid (1055-1087/1092), who was among the leading figures behind the Gregorian reform in the dioceses of the Second Kingdom of Burgundy. (tog)
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Description de Nadia Togni pour e-codices, 2010.
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10.5076/e-codices-acs-0015 (
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Noemi Larocca, "Le più antiche Bibbie atlantiche: un contributo paleografico", in Scripta. An International Journal of Codicology and Palaeography, 4 (2011), p. 49-77.

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