Daily Archives: May 31, 2017

The Book of Kells: Image and Text / The In principio Initial

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History The In Principio Initial This post focuses on the text and imagery of folio 292r, which reads In principio erat verbum (‘In the beginning was the word’, John 1:1).  The first three letters of the … Continue reading

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The Book of Kells: Image and Text / The Canon Tables

Student Exhibition, MA in Medieval History The Canon Tables In the fourth century, Eusebius of Caesarea (263-339) created a series of ten canon tables to demonstrate the harmony of the Gospel accounts by cross-referencing corresponding sections within the Gospels. Eusebius … Continue reading

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