Cleveland Public Library Leaf 03

This leaf is identified by Ege as an Italian lectionary from the mid twelfth century. The vellum is thin, supple, and barely yellowed, measuring 33 x 24cm. The text is revived Carolingian minuscule, another example of which can be seen in Leaf 01. The ink is primarily dark brown with minimal fading with phrases highlighted in red and blue. See Denison University Leaf 03 for more information on this manuscript.

Text: Luke 4:42-43 and Luke 21:25-28 (recto); Luke 21:28-33 and Matthew 3:1-5 (verso).

Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf followed what is now Leaf 03 in the University of South Carolina portfolio, and was followed by what is now Leaf 03 in the Denison University portfolio.

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+ Cleveland Leaf 03 Recto Transcription

Facta autem die egréssus ibat in desértum locum, et turbæ requirébant eum, et venérunt usque ad ipsum: et detinébant illum ne discéderet ab eis. Quibus ille ait: Quia et áliis civitátibus opórtet me evangelizáre regnum Dei.

[Rubrication and response not yet transcribed.]

IN ILLO TEMPORE DIXIT JESU discipulis suis. Erunt signa in sole, et luna, et stellis, et in terris pressúra géntium præ confusióne sónitus maris, et flúctuum: arescéntibus homínibus præ timóre, et exspectatióne, quæ supervénient univérso orbi: nam virtútes cælórum movebúntur: et tunc vidébunt Fílium hóminis veniéntem in nube cum potestáte magna et majestáte. His autem fíeri incipiéntibus

+ Cleveland Leaf 03 Recto Translation

[Luke 4:42-43]

42 And when it was day, going out he went into a desert place, and the multitudes sought him, and came unto him: and they stayed him that he should not depart from them. 43 To whom he said: To other cities also I must preach the kingdom of God...

[Rubrication and response not yet transcribed.]

[Luke 21:25-28]

In that time Jesus said to his disciples, 25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, by reason of the confusion of the roaring of the sea and of the waves; 26 Men withering away for fear, and expectation of what shall come upon the whole world. For the powers of heaven shall be moved; 27 And then they shall see the Son of man coming in a cloud, with great power and majesty. 28 But when these things begin to come to pass...

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+ Cleveland Leaf 03 Verso Transcription

respícite, et leváte cápita vestra: quóniam appropínquat redémptio vestra. Et dixit illis similitúdinem: Vidéte ficúlneam, et omnes árbores: cum prodúcunt jam ex se fructum, scitis quóniam prope est æstas. Ita et vos cum vidéritis hæc fíeri, scitóte quóniam prope est regnum Dei. Amen dico vobis, quia non præteríbit generátio hæc, donec ómnia fiant. Cælum et terra transíbunt: verba autem mea non transíbunt.

[Rubrication not yet transcribed.]

In illo tempore. Venit Joánnes Baptísta praedicans in desérto Judaeæ, et dicens: Pœniténtiam ágite: appropinquávit enim regnum cælórum. Hic est enim, qui dictus est per Isaíam prophétam dicéntem: Vox clamántis in desérto: Paráte viam Dómini; rectas fácite sémitas ejus. Ipse autem Joánnes habébat vestiméntum de pilis camelórum, et zonam pellíceam circa lumbos suos: esca autem ejus erat locústæ, et mel silvéstre. Tunc exíebant ad

+ Cleveland Leaf 03 Verso Translation

[Luke 21:28-33]

...look up, and lift up your heads, because your redemption is at hand. 29 And he spoke to them in a similitude. See the fig tree, and all the trees: 30 When they now shoot forth their fruit, you know that summer is nigh; 31 So you also, when you shall see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is at hand. 32 Amen, I say to you, this generation shall not pass away, till all things be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

[Rubrication not yet transcribed.]

[Matthew 3:1-5]

In that time cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea. 2 And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 3 For this is he that was spoken of by Isaias the prophet, saying: A voice of one crying in the desert, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. 4 And the same John had his garment of camels' hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea, and all the country...

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