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Leviticus 15-18 – Fragment

Parchment · 1 folio · 781 – 820 CE · 310-315 x 235 mm
Müstair, Benediktinerinnenkloster St. Johann, XX/48 Nr. 17
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  • Albert Bruckner, Scriptoria Medii Aevi Helvetica 1, Schreibschulen der Diözese Chur, Genf 1935.
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Provenance: Switzerland

Fragment of an excerpt from the Book of Leviticus, copied around 800. It comprises verses 15.20-18.6, which contain purity laws (chap. 15), regulations for the ritual celebration of the day of atonement (chap. 16), laws governing the eating of meat and the rituals related thereto (chap. 17), as well as God’s demands to keep His commandments and a regulation concerning marriage and chastity (chap. 18). This copy, which generally corresponds to the Vulgate, constitutes a written record from the Rhaetian area. 

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