University of South Carolina 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: Acts 7:56-59; Ecclesiasticus 15:1-5 (recto); Ecclesiasticus 15:5-6; Apocalypse 14:1-4 (verso).

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South Carolina Leaf 37 Recto
South Carolina Leaf 37 Recto

University of South Carolina Leaf 37 Recto

+ South Carolina Leaf 37 Recto Transcription

-tes autem voce magna continuérunt aures suas, et ímpetum fecérunt unanímiter in eum. Et ejiciéntes eum extra civitátem, lapidábant: et testes deposuérunt vestiménta sua secus pedes adolescéntis qui vocabátur Saulus. Et lapidábant Stéphanum invocántem, et dicéntem: Dómine Jesu, súscipe spíritum meum. Pósitis autem génibus, clamávit voce magna, dicens: Dómine, ne státuas illis hoc peccátum. Et cum hoc dixísset, obdormívit in Dómino. [ ] In Sancti Johannis Evangelisti. [ ] Ecc. xv.a.

Qui timet Deum fáciet bona, et qui cóntinens est justítiæ apprehéndet illam: et obviábit illi quasi mater honorificáta, et quasi múlier a virginitáte suscípiet illum. Cibábit illum pane vitæ et intelléctus, et aqua sapiéntiæ salutáris potábit illum: et firmábitur in illo, et non flectétur: et continébit illum, et non confundétur: et exaltábit illum apud próximos suos, et in médio ecclésiæ apériet os ejus, et adimplébit illum spíritu sapiéntiæ et intelléctus,

+ South Carolina Leaf 37 Recto Translation

[Acts 7:56-59] ...crying out with a loud voice, stopped their ears, and with one accord ran violently upon him. 57 And casting him forth without the city, they stoned him; and the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man, whose name was Saul. 58 And they stoned Stephen, invoking, and saying: Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. 59 And falling on his knees, he cried with a loud voice, saying: Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep in the Lord.

[Ecclesiasticus 15:1-5] He that feareth God, will do good: and he that possesseth justice, shall lay hold on her, 2 And she will meet him as an honourable mother, and will receive him as a wife married of a virgin. 3 With the bread of life and understanding, she shall feed him, and give him the water of wholesome wisdom to drink: and she shall be made strong in him, and he shall not be moved: 4 And she shall hold him fast, and he shall not be confounded: and she shall exalt him among his neighbours. 5 And in the midst of the church she shall open his mouth, and shall fill him with the spirit of wisdom and understanding...

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South Carolina Leaf 37 Verso
South Carolina Leaf 37 Verso

University of South Carolina Leaf 37 Verso

+ South Carolina Leaf 37 Verso Transcription

et stola glóriæ véstiet illum. Jucunditátem et exsultatiónem thesaurizábit super illum, et nómine ætérno hæreditábit illum. Dominus deus noster. [ ] .xiiii.a.

In diebus illis. Vidi supra montem Sion Agnam stantem, et cum eo centum quadragínta quátuor míllia, habéntes nomen ejus, et nomen Patris ejus scriptum in fróntibus suis. Et audívi vocem de cælo, tamquam vocem aquárum multárum, et tamquam vocem tonítrui magni: et vocem, quam audívi, sicut citharœdórum citharizántium in cítharis suis. Et cantábant quasi cánticum novum ante sedem, et ante quátuor animália, et senióres: et nemo póterat dícere cánticum, nisi illa centum quadragínta quátuor míllia, qui empti sunt de terra. Hi sunt, qui cum muliéribus non sunt coinquináti: vírgines enim sunt. Hi sequúntur Agnum quocúmque íerit. Hi empti sunt ex homínibus primítiæ

+ South Carolina Leaf 37 Verso Translation

[Ecclesiasticus 15:5-6] ...and shall clothe him with a robe of glory. 6 She shall heap upon him a treasure of joy and gladness, and shall cause him to inherit an everlasting name. The Lord our God. [ ] .14.a.

In that time. [Apocalypse 14:1-4] 1 And I beheld, and lo a lamb stood upon mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. 2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the noise of many waters, and as the voice of great thunder; and the voice which I heard, was as the voice of harpers, harping on their harps. 3 And they sung as it were a new canticle, before the throne, and before the four living creatures, and the ancients; and no man could say the canticle, but those hundred forty-four thousand, who were purchased from the earth. 4 These are they who were not defiled with women: for they are virgins. These follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were purchased from among men, the firstfruits...

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