Rochester Institute of Technology 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 33cm 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: John 15:5-7 and John 14:1-7 (verso). A scan of the recto of this leaf is currently unavailable.

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Rochester Leaf 03 Verso
Rochester Leaf 03 Verso

Rochester Institute of Technology Leaf 03 Verso

+ Rochester Leaf 03 Verso Transcription

nihil potéstis fácere. Si quis in me non mánserit, mittétur foras sicut palmes, et aréscet, et cólligent eum, et in ignem mittent, et ardet. Si manséritis in me, et verba mea in vobis mánserint, quodcúmque voluéritis petétis, et fiet vobis.

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In illo tempore. Dixit Jesus discipulis suis. Non turbétur cor vestrum. Créditis in Deum, et in me crédite. In domo Patris mei mansiónes multæ sunt; si quóminus dixíssem vobis: quia vado paráre vobis locum. Et si abíero, et præparávero vobis locum, íterum vénio, et accípiam vos ad meípsum: ut ubi sum ego, et vos sitis. Et quo ego vado scitis, et viam scitis. Dicit ei Thomas: Dómine, nescímus quo vadis: et quómodo póssumus viam scire? Dicit ei Jesus: Ego sum via, et véritas, et vita. Nemo venit ad Patrem, nisi per me. Si cognovissétis me, et Patrem meum

+ Rochester Leaf 03 Verso Translation

[John 15:5-7] can do nothing. 6 If any one abide not in me, he shall be cast forth as a branch, and shall wither, and they shall gather him up, and cast him into the fire, and he burneth. 7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you shall ask whatever you will, and it shall be done unto you.

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[John 14:1-7]

At that time, Jesus said to his disciples, 1 Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be. 4 And whither I go you know, and the way you know. 5 Thomas saith to him: Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me. 7 If you had known me...

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