Moralia in Job manuscript leaf, circa 1100 - 1150

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Gregory I, Pope, approximately 540-604.
Title: Moralia in Job manuscript leaf, circa 1100 - 1150
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 449
Extent: .1 cubic feet (1 box)
Abstract:A manuscript leaf of Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job previously used as binding material.
Language:Materials entirely in Latin.

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Purchase, 2018.


[after identification of item(s)], Gregory I, Pope. Moralia in Job manuscript leaf, MSS 449, Archives and Manuscript Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.


Processed by Armin Siedlecki and Brandon Wason, August 2018.

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Manuscript leaf with rotunda script from the early part of the high Middle Ages. The text is from a copy of the commentary on Job by Gregory the Great, who applied a threefold exegesis to the biblical text, including the literal sense, the tropoligical (or moral) sense and the allegorical sense.

The text passage is from liber XXXIII,23 ""[Vultusque eius] non sunt amplius in diversa mutati, quia videlicet mens eius nequamquam post preces inepta laetitia lasciviendo perdidit, quod orationis suae tempore gemituum rigor exquisivit." to liber XXXIV,2-3 "vultus eius quis aperiet? Portae vultus eius sunt iniqui doctores, qui idcirco portae vultus eius vocati sunt, quia per ipsos quisque ingreditur, ut Le[viathan iste quasi in potestatis suae principatu videatur]".

Only one side is inscribed. The parchment had been used as the endpaper for the binding of an incunable (Guido Bonatus, Decem tractatus astronomiae. Augsburg, Erhard Ratdolt, 26.III.1491; HC2461, GW4643).

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