Codex Amiatinus

The Jarrow/Wearmouth monastery, founded by Benedict Biscop and

home to the great scholar St Bede, was the home of Abbot Ceolfrith and

the birthplace of the Codex Amiatinus.


This fabulous Anglo-Saxon Book which still exists today 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. Ceolfrith commissioned three copies

to be made, each having over 1,000 pages of Vellum, beautifully written

in Latin calligraphy. It was an ambitious project,

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