Dr Jennifer O’Reilly from the University of Cork will explore aspects and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus at Bede’s World in Jarrow, South Tyneside from 12 noon on Saturday 23rd March 2013. In association with the Lindisfarne Gospels this lecture will explore the making and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus (an 8th century Saxon bible) in the context of the distinctive monastic culture of Wearmouth-Jarrow. Her talk will explore aspects of the making and meaning of the Codex Amiatinus bible, which was produced by the monks of Jarrow and Wearmouth under the direction of Ceolfrith, Abbot of the monastery. It is the oldest complete Latin bible in existence and took several years to produce. Bede and his community had a close bond with Lindisfarne and Prof O’Reilly will highlight the parallels between the illuminated pages of the Codex Amiatinus and the Lindisfarne Gospels.
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