The Silver Bible, Codex argenteus - which means the "Silver Book" - is Sweden's most valuable book and one of the world's most famous manuscripts. It was written in Italy at the beginning of the 6th century.

The Silver Bible, Codex argenteus - which means the "Silver Book" - is Sweden's most valuable book and one of the world's most famous manuscripts. It was written in Italy at the beginning of the century.

"The Silver Bible". The Codex Argenteus, Written in Silver and Gold Letters on Purple Vellum Circa 520

A page from the Codex Argenteus (the Gothic translation of the New Testament), silver and gold ink on purple parchment.

Codex Argenteus

Page from the Codex Argenteus - Communication and Information Sector's Photobank

Detail of Codex Argenteus, Mt 5:34 scan of the 1927 facsimile edition. The highlighted section is an abbreviation of the Gothic cognate of "God".

Detail of Codex Argenteus, Mt scan of the 1927 facsimile edition. The highlighted section is an abbreviation of the Gothic cognate of "God".

Silver Bible - Uppsala University, Sweden

The Silver Bible, Codex argenteus - which means the "Silver Book" - is Sweden's most valuable book and one of the world's most famous manuscripts. It was written in Italy at the beginning of the century.

Codex Argenteus:Gothic manuscript that contains Ulfilas's 4th century translation of the Bible into Gothic. 6th century.

Codex Argenteus:Gothic manuscript that contains Ulfilas's century translation of the Bible into Gothic.

Another page from the Gothic Codex Argenteus, featuring Mark chapter 4 (reading from the top: ei ana lukarnstaþan satjaidau, "and is set on a candlestick").

Another page from the Gothic Codex Argenteus, featuring Mark chapter 4 (reading from the top: ei ana lukarnstaþan satjaidau, "and is set on a candlestick").

El Codex Argenteus (Biblia de Plata) es un manuscrito del siglo VI que originalmente contenía la copia de parte de la Biblia traducida en el siglo IV del idioma griego al idioma gótico por el obispo godo arriano Ulfilas, en concreto el Codex Argenteus es un evangeliarium, un libro sagrado cristiano con los cuatro evangelios (propiamente no es una Biblia, ni siquiera un Nuevo Testamento). De los 336 folios originales del Codex, se conservan 188 (incluyendo el fragmento descubierto en 1970 en…

Page of the Silver Codex version of Ulfilas' Gothic Bible

Manuscipt of Ulfilas' translation of the Bible into Gothic. "Codex Argenteus." 4th century. (This manuscript is written on vellum dyed purple.)

Manuscipt of Ulfilas' translation of the Bible into Gothic. (This manuscript is written on vellum dyed purple.

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