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Re: [BKARTS] More Handwritten Bibles



Ross

Not to be a kill-joy. But "technically speaking" this is
rubrication, not illumination. Rubrication is writing or printing in
red. I have a very old wood covered Ethiopian coptic stitch
manuscript codex, written on parchment in black and red. If it were
illuminated in any way, it would be considered one of the later
fakes.

And, it may be in error to surmise that medieval scribes were
illiterate, though whether they were in full comprehension of the
texts, as you suggest, is another matter altogether!

Thanks for the report. Quite interesting.

Gerald

Since Jesus' words were written in red ink, this is, technically speaking,
an illuminated Bible.

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