Middle English Manuscripts : Later Version Wycliffe Old Testament

Middle English Manuscripts

<p style='text-align: justify;'>Later Wycliffite version of part of the Old Testament, now containing only 1 Kings 28: 5 to Ecclesiasticus 16: 2, with numerous leaves missing between these points.</p><p style='text-align: justify;'>Part of the Old Testament in the later Wycliffite version. Not in Forshall and Madden. A 'handsome and large-scale copy' (Ker) which originally contained the four books of Kings, the second book of Chronicles, and the five sapiential books on well over 300 leaves (the text goes straight on within quires from 4 Kings to 2 Chronicles and from 2 Chronicles to Proverbs) but contains now only 1 Kings 28: 5 'filisteis' to Ecclesiasticus 16: 2 'traueilis of hem', with probably 23 leaves missing between these points, including all between Proverbs 19: 4 'richessis' and Ecclesiastes 2: 6 'wode of' after folio <a href='' onclick='store.loadPage(390);return false;'>192v</a>, where two quires are missing.</p>


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