In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

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Michelle Brown, former curator at the British Library, gathers together seventy fragile biblical treasures in this sumptuously illustrated volume that captures the development of both Bible and book, as well as a formative period of early Christian history. The book features a number of rare parchments, codices, illuminated manuscripts, and jeweled bindings, including new finds from the Monastery of St. Catherine's at Mount Sinai, Egypt, and the Niketas Bible of the 10th-century CE, one of the greatest examples ...

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Overview

Michelle Brown, former curator at the British Library, gathers together seventy fragile biblical treasures in this sumptuously illustrated volume that captures the development of both Bible and book, as well as a formative period of early Christian history. The book features a number of rare parchments, codices, illuminated manuscripts, and jeweled bindings, including new finds from the Monastery of St. Catherine's at Mount Sinai, Egypt, and the Niketas Bible of the 10th-century CE, one of the greatest examples of Byzantine illumination. Leading authorities in the field explore the early history of the Bible in the accompanying essays, revealing its transformation into the complex symbol of faith that it is today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588342409
  • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 9.90 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michelle P. Brown is Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, University of London; Visiting Professor, Leeds University; Regional Programmes (and formerly Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts), British Library; Lay Canon and Chapter Member of Saint Paul's Cathedral, London.

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  • Posted April 17, 2015

    This is a beautiful book - especially if you love early Biblical

    This is a beautiful book - especially if you love early Biblical manuscripts. There are many photos here from throughout early Church history as well as some good articles about the Bible and it's transmission/collection. It's not too heady or scholarly although this is clearly a book intended for "bible nerds" and Biblical history junkies. A beautiful well-made book full of photos you just want to stare at all day.

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