Xanten Bible, vol. 1

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Xanten Bible, vol. 1

Xanten Bible

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1294
Place: Xanten, Germany
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. Hebrew Ms. 1
Physical Description
Extent: Vol. 1: 254 folios (508 p.)
"This monumental manuscript of the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible) includes in its first volume the Torah (the five books of Moses) and Ketuvim (Writings), comprising the books of Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Esther, Ruth, and Lamentations. The minuscule writing that appears above and below the three columns of the biblical text, as well as the inter-columnar insertions, form the masorah (literally, tradition), a collection of critical and explanatory notes that were compiled between the seventh and tenth centuries CE. Their main purpose was to ensure the accurate transmission of the biblical text, particularly its pronunciation and grammar." (http://exhibitions.nypl.org/threefaiths/node/19?highlight=1)
Type of Resource
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 17.01.4020a
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dced8950-c5f7-012f-8a98-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1294: Created
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Xanten Bible" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1294. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a53384b6-4d6c-105d-e040-e00a180652fa

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Xanten Bible" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 19, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a53384b6-4d6c-105d-e040-e00a180652fa

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1294). Xanten Bible Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/a53384b6-4d6c-105d-e040-e00a180652fa

Wikipedia Citation

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Xanten Bible