The Prince and the Plunder

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A 15th century manuscript of the Gospel of John with meditations and hymns (OR 525)

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What: A 15th century Ethiopian manuscript of the Gospel of John including a series of meditations on the Holy Trinity, interspersed with hymns and prayers

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 525
Digital version –

Stamped on the inside cover: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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