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

    1 / 7

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

    2 / 7

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

    3 / 7

  • 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

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

    6 / 7

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

    7 / 7

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92