Lima Public Library Leaf 30

This leaf comes from a French Book of Hours made in the middle of the fifteenth century. It measures 38.5 x 28 cm. The text block on both the recto and verso is bordered by a thick hedge of gilded holly and ivy, as well as flowers which Ege identifies as daisy, thistle, cornbottle, and stock. The black ink used for the main text has become less substantial over time, and there is a relative lack of rubrication of response abbreviations.

Text: This leaf contains text from Mark and John. First, from the usual Hours reading from Mark that appears in the Gospels section; then the passion story from John 19, though condensed.

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Lima Leaf 30 Recto
Lima Leaf 30 Recto

Lima Public Library Leaf 30 Recto

+ Lima Leaf 30 Recto Transcription

-bebunt. Et dominus quidem Iesus postquam locutus est eis, assumptus est in caelum, et sedet a dextris Dei. Illi autem profecti praedicaverunt ubique, Domino cooperante, et sermonem confirmante, sequentibus signis. Deo gratias. Passio domini nostri ihesu Christi sedum Iohannem.

In illo tempore. Apprehéndit Pilátus Jesum, et flagellávit. Et mílites plecténtes corónam de spinis, imposuérunt cápiti ejus.

+ Lima Leaf 30 Recto Translation

[from Mark] ...shall be whole. And so our Lord Jesus after he spake unto them, was assumpted into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. But they going forth preached everywhere: our Lord working withal, confirming the word with signs that followed. Thanks be to God. The Passion of our lord Jesus Christ according to John.

[John 19] Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head...

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Lima Leaf 30 Verso
Lima Leaf 30 Verso

Lima Public Library Leaf 30 Verso

+ Lima Leaf 30 Verso Transcription

et veste purpúrea circumdedérunt eum. Et veniébant ad eum, et dicébant: Ave, rex Judæórum: et dabant ei álapas et perrutiebant caput eius, et exivit in locum qui dicitur calvarie locus ibi crucifixerunt eum et duos lationes medium ihesum. Sciens autem Jhesus que ventura erant dixit, Sítio. Vas ergo erat pósitum acéto plenum. Illi autem spóngiam plenam acéto, hyssópo circumponéntes, obtulérunt ori ejus. Cum ergo accepísset Jesus acétum, dixit: Consummátum

+ Lima Leaf 30 Verso Translation

[continues John] ...and they put on him a purple garment. 3 And they came to him, and said: Hail, king of the Jews; and they gave him blows [and pierced his head?] and 17 he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, 18 Where they crucified him, and with him two others with Jesus between them. Afterwards Jesus [said to them that were with him], I thirst. 29 Now there was a vessel set there full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar about hyssop, put it to his mouth. 30 Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated...

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