Ohio State University Leaf 37

This leaf is from an Epsitolary, a manuscript containing the Gospels and Epistles (i.e., Letters) of the New Testament as well as lessons from the Hebrew Scriptures. It was copied in Italy in the mid-fifteenth century, and measures 29 x 21.5 cm. The script is an attractive, readable "Rotunda" (round) Gothic, with first letters of verses filled with yellow. The top margin has been trimmed, and some leaves show extensive erasure. See Denison University Leaf 37 for more information about this manuscript.

Text: Daniel 9:17-19; 3 Kings 17:8-10 (recto); 3 Kings 17:10-15 (verso).

Ohio State University Leaf 37 Recto
Ohio State University Leaf 37 Recto

Ohio State University Leaf 37 Recto

+ Ohio State University Leaf 37 Recto Transcription

sanctuárium tuum, quod desértum est propter temetípsum. Inclína, Deus meus, aurem tuam, et audi: áperi óculos tuos, et vide desolatiónem nostram, et civitátem super quam invocátum est nomen tuum: neque enim in justificatiónibus nostris prostérnimus preces ante fáciem tuam, sed in miseratiónibus tuis multis. Exáudi, Dómine; placáre Dómine: atténde et fac: ne moréris propter temetípsum, Deus meus, quia nomen tuum invocátum est super civitátem et super pópulum tuum. Domine deus noster. [ ] iii.xvii.b

In diebus illis. Factus est ergo sermo Dómini ad eum, dicens: Surge, et vade in Saréphta Sidoniórum, et manébis ibi: præcépi enim ibi mulíeri víduæ ut pascat te. Surréxit, et ábiit in Saréphta. Cumque venísset ad portam civitátis, appáruit ei múlier vídua cólligens ligna, et vocávit

+ Ohio State University Leaf 37 Recto Translation

[Daniel 9:17-19] ...and shew thy face upon thy sanctuary which is desolate, for thy own sake. 18 Incline, O my God, thy ear, and hear: open thy eyes, and see our desolation, and the city upon which thy name is called: for it is not for our justifications that we present our prayers before thy face, but for the multitude of thy tender mercies. 19 O Lord, hear: O Lord, be appeased: hearken and do: delay not for thy own sake, O my God: because thy name is invocated upon thy city, and upon thy people. [ ] 3.17.b

In that time. [3 Kings 17:8-10] Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying: 9 Arise, and go to Sarephta of the Sidonians, and dwell there: for I have commanded a widow woman there to feed thee. 10 He arose, and went to Sarephta. And when he was come to the gate of the city, he saw the widow woman gathering sticks, and he called her, and said to her...

Ohio State University Leaf 37 Verso
Ohio State University Leaf 37 Verso

Ohio State University Leaf 37 Verso

+ Ohio State University Leaf 37 Verso Transcription

eam, dixítque ei: Da mihi páululum aquæ in vase ut bibam. Cumque illa pérgeret ut afférret, clamávit post tergum ejus, dicens: Affer mihi, óbsecro, et buccéllam panis in manu tua. Quæ respóndit: Vivit Dóminus Deus tuus, quia non hábeo panem, nisi quantum pugíllus cápere potest farínæ in hýdria, et páululum ólei in lécytho: en cólligo duo ligna ut ingrédiar et fáciam illum mihi et fílio meo, ut comedámus, et moriámur. Ad quam Elías ait: Noli timére, sed vade, et fac sicut dixísti: verúmtamen mihi primum fac de ipsa farínula subcinerícium panem párvulum, et affer ad me: tibi autem et fílio tuo fácies póstea. Hæc autem dicit Dóminus Deus Israël: Hýdria farínæ non defíciet, nec lécythus ólei minuétur, usque ad diem in qua Dóminus datúrus est plúviam super fáciem terræ. Quæ ábiit,

+ Ohio State University Leaf 37 Verso Translation

[3 Kings 17:10-15] Give me a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. 11 And when she was going to fetch it he called after her, saying: Bring me also, I beseech thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand. 12 And she answered: As the Lord thy God liveth, I have no bread, but only a handful of meal in a pot, and a little oil in a cruse: behold I am gathering two sticks that I may go in and dress it, for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. 13 And Elias said to her: Fear not, but go, and do as thou hast said: but first make for me of the same meal a little hearth cake, and bring it to me: and after make for thyself and thy son. 14 For thus saith the Lord the God of Israel: The pot of meal shall not waste, nor the cruse of oil be diminished, until the day wherein the Lord will give rain upon the face of the earth. 15 She went...

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