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Quote:People study manuscripts for a variety of reasons, but broadly considered, the reasons are most often interest in the texts themselves that the manuscripts contain or interest in the physical aspects of the book: binding, support, script, decorations, etc. While the contents and decorations of many manuscripts are related by a coherent theme, one sometimes finds something completely out of the ordinary, such that it offers not only momentary puzzlement, but even captures the attention for some time thereafter and leads one down an unexpected avenue of enquiry.

Such is the case with Ms. 52 of the Mor Gabriel Monastery in Midyat, Turkey. This manuscript, dated 1867, is a good example of a later Gospel Lectionary

An interesting site too <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> Run by Adam McCollum, Ph.D

Quote:Adam McCollum, Ph.D., studied Semitic languages at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is now leading the cataloging of the vast and growing collection of Eastern Christian manuscripts available at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library. These posts concern manuscripts and the languages, literature, and history of Christianity in the Middle East.

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