The manuscript contains the gospel of Saint John according to the text of the Vulgate and a set of glosses [i.e. annotations and comments] to the whole text. These include both marginal and interlinear glosses. The text is not complete, but ends at John 19:, verse 36.
The gospel is preceded by the monarchian prologue, so called because it relates to the monarchian doctrine, which saw God as one person. It accompanies several extant copies of the Vulgate, although its text is not derived from Jerome.
Prologue:: starts on f. 1r. It begins with the words Johannes unus ex discipulis Domini.
Glosses to the prologue: also start on f.1r. They are divided into four sections. The first brief section is on the left left margin of f. 1r; it opens with the words Johannes interpretatur gratia. The second section starts on the right margin of f. 1r and continues on the left margin of f. 1v; it opens with the words Omnibus divine scripture. The third section begins on the right margin of f. 2r and continues on the left margin of f. 2v; it opens with the words Contra eos qui. A fourth, brief section appears on the left margin of f. 2v; it opens with the words Alii evangeliste describunt.
Text of the Gospel: starts at the end of f. 2v with the words In principio erat. It ends at John 19:36 on f. 78v with the words Facta sunt einim hec ut scriptura inpleretur. Os non.
Glosses to the Gospel: start on f. 2v with the words In patre qui. The last gloss reads Ad hoc quod dixit lancea latus eius aperuit.
The script is good, uniform, and well spaced.
The initials are plain red, blue, or green; the first line of the prologue has red and blue capitals alternately and the first line of text has red capitals.
There are two decorative initials.
- At the beginning of the prologue (f. 1r) the 'J' has been cropped. It is a plain gold initial on a green ground, with a grotesque animal, half bird, half snake, coiling round it.
- At the beginning of the main text (f. 2v) the 'I' consists of two broad bands of punctured gold with a band of lake between, on a green ground, with a central medallion, on which is an eagle on a blue ground. Conventional foliage and fruit make up an ornamental tailpiece.