Image of Treasure binding, 17th-century, Greater Armenia, CBL Arm 584

Christianity

With biblical texts written in Armenian, Church Slavonic, Coptic, Ge’ez, Greek, Latin and Syriac, the collection’s Christian material comes from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds. The papyrus codices in the Chester Beatty are some of the earliest surviving Christian artefacts in the world. In addition, a significant proportion of the rare printed books and prints are also Christian in focus.

Treasure binding
17th-century
Greater Armenia
CBL Arm 584

Highlights

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  • Image of the Book of Job (glossed), 12th century, Flanders. CBL W 029

    Book of Job (glossed)
    12th century
    Flanders
    CBL W 029

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  • Image of Ephrem’s Commentary on the Diatessaron, c. 490-510, Egypt. CBL Syc 70

    Ephrem’s Commentary on the Diatessaron
    c. 490-510
    Egypt
    CBL Syc 709

    2 / 7

  • Image of a Gospel book in Arabic, Evangelium sanctum domini Jesu Christi, published by the Medici Oriental Press, 1591, Rome (Italy). CBL AL016.

    Gospel book in Arabic
    Evangelium sanctum domini Jesu Christi
    Published by the Medici Oriental Press
    1591
    Rome (Italy)
    CBL AL016

    3 / 7

  • Image from the Gospels of Matthew and Mark, 18th century, Ethiopia. CBL W 912.

    Gospels of Matthew and Mark
    18th century
    Ethiopia
    CBL W 912

    4 / 7

  • Pauline Epistles
    c. 200
    Egypt
    CBL BP II ff.15&90

    5 / 7

  • Image of 'St Matthew from a Gospel book', attributed to Kirakos, 1248-67, Hromkla (modern Turkey). CBL Arm 558 f.15.

    St Matthew from a Gospel book
    attributed to Kirakos
    1248-67
    Hromkla (modern Turkey)
    CBL Arm 558 f.15

    6 / 7

  • Image of Treasure binding, 17th-century, Greater Armenia, CBL Arm 584

    Treasure binding
    17th-century
    Greater Armenia
    CBL Arm 584

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