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Biblia Abbreviata [Bible. Latin], 12th century

Identifier: MS 16/ff. 1r-108v


This section of the manuscript is a Biblia Abbreviata, an abbreviated Bible.

In this manuscript the contents and order of the Bible are as follows: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Judges, 4 Kings, Chronicles, Prologue to Genesis, Isaiah, Jeremiah to Zechariah, part of Esdras, Ecclesiasticus Sapiential, Job, Tobit, Maccabees, Evanglia, Acts, Canonical Epistles, Apocrypha, Zechariah, Malachi, Epistles of Paul, Psalms.

Four pages have been cut out between f. 85 and f. 86. On f. 85v there is a pen-and-ink doodle represented a ship in full sail, and on f. 101v there is an unfinished drawing of Christ. Both are obviously late insertions.


  • Creation: 12th century

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The collection is open to all. The manuscripts can be consulted in the Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Main Library.


109 folios

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