Friday, July 15, 2011

The British Library and the Cuthbert gospel

The British Library along with Durham University and Durham Cathedral are raising funds to purchase the 7th century Latin gospel of John which was buried with St Cuthbert. How much does an early Latin gospel in pristine condition cost? A mere nine million pounds ($14.5 million). Check out the BBC video below.


  1. Thanks for this info, Christian. Well, I wish them the best in their fund raising drive. Hopefully, they will also eventually digitize it and make it publicly available.

  2. Yes. This is a fascinating and loverly manuscript and ought to be preserved, and yes, digitized.

  3. Is the gospel a vulgate text or an old latin text?