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Codex Argenteus, an opening and the silver cover © Lars Munkhammar

Codex Argenteus – the ‘Silver Bible’

Registration year: 2011
Submission year: 
2010
Collection ID: 
2010-29

The Codex Argenteus - the 'Silver Bible' - in Uppsala University Library is one of the most famous manuscripts in the world. It contains the most comprehensive still existing text in the Gothic language. It is the remnants of a deluxe book of the four Gospels, an evangeliarium, written in the early 6th century in Northern Italy, probably in Ravenna, and probably for the Ostrogothic King Theoderic the Great. The text is part of Bishop Wulfila's translation of the Bible from Greek into Gothic, made in the 4th century. Wulfila is the oldest known non-mythical constructor of an alphabet.

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Codex Argenteus, an opening and the silver cover © Lars Munkhammar
Codex Argenteus, an opening and the silver cover
© Lars Munkhammar

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Page from the Codex Argenteus. Fol. 5r, Matthew VI:9–16 © Uppsala University Library
Page from the Codex Argenteus. Fol. 5r, Matthew VI:9–16
© Uppsala University Library

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Page from the Codex Argenteus. Fol. 4v, Matthew VI:5–9 © Uppsala University Library
Page from the Codex Argenteus. Fol. 4v, Matthew VI:5–9
© Uppsala University Library

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