Layout and script: A nearly complete leaf written in gothic script in double columns of 40 lines, brown ink, ruled lightly with plummet, headlines, paragraph marks and opening passages underlined in red.
Recovered from use in a binding, split horizontally and mended.
Open for research; material must be requested at least 24 hours in advance of intended use.
Part of Book 4.
Purchased from Bernard Quaritch (catalog 1396, number 27), 2010. Accession 2010-161.
One of the greatest works of biblical exegesis, Gregory the Great's Moralia was a series of lectures on the Book of Job. The author expounded the text in a threefold manner: the historical, typological, and moral meanings. His preference was for the last of three, and he considered the commentary primarily a discussion of moral theology and its practical application. It became one of the principal theological textbooks of the Middle Ages and survives in many manuscripts. [from dealer's description]