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Pauline Epistles from the Peshitta

Date:
622
Geography:
Made in Syria
Medium:
Black and red inks on parchment; 143 folios
Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 6 11/16 in. (23.5 x 17 cm)
Classification:
Manuscripts
Credit Line:
The British Library, London (Add 14478)
Not on view
The Peshitta, meaning "simple" or "common," is the Syrian version of the Bible. The text of this manuscript is written in a Syriac script called estrangela that reads from right to left, as do Hebrew and Arabic.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (7th–9th Century)," March 12, 2012–July 8, 2012.