USC Adds Medieval Bible to Collection

USC Adds Medieval Bible to CollectionThe Ernest Hollings special collections library, has added something very special to the collection.

The library has received a rare medieval Bible, dated back to 1240.

It was written in Oxford, England, and is a smaller version so monks and friars could carry it around.

It was purchased for $77,000 and is written in Latin.

There are less than 100 medieval Bibles in the U.S. Most Bibles from that era are in France or Italy.

Scott Gwara, a professor at USC, says the Bible looks as pristine as the day it was copied.




Related Posts

Support Medieval Archives

Your journey into the Middle Ages starts with the Medieval Archives podcast.

Offering in-depth history lessons, interviews with medieval historians and authors and entertainment reviews.

Medieval Archives is an ad-free experience so you can enjoy an uninterrupted medieval history lesson.

Help the show continue creating exceptional episodes with a donation.

Support Medieval Archives with a contribution today.