Moralia in Job : manuscript fragment
- [France : 14th century]
- Physical description
- 1 leaf, 264 x 185 mm (194 x 142 mm)
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- Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604.
- Part of Book 4.
- Earliest possible date
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- 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.
- 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]
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