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Nomina Sacra: Holy Abbreviations | First Fragments (pt 11)

The Chester Beatty
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Some of the earliest Christian manuscripts have a very peculiar feature: they abbreviate the various names of God. We’re not sure why they did it, but their scribal practice has influenced Christian art down to our own times. The First Fragments exhibition runs in the Chester Beatty, Dublin, until 3 September 2023, and entrance is free.

Further details: chesterbeatty.ie/exhibitions/first-fragments/

Acknowledgments: we are grateful to the Chester Beatty for granting us permission to film on location, and especially grateful to Dr Jill Unkel (Curator of Western Collections) for facilitating our visit.

#manuscripts #biblical #archaeology #bible #papyrus #museum #research #monasticism #patristics #fathersofthechurch #desertfathers #monastery #monk #love #gospel #ireland #egypt

Shot and edited by: Patrick Grant (linktr.ee/patrickgrant).

Presented by: Conor McDonough OP. –

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