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Lindisfarne Gospels
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The Lindisfarne Gospels referred to in the Famous Books Entry of theBook of Shadows
General Information
Seen in Thank You For Not Morphing

The Honeymoon's Over

The Lindisfarne Gospels were all written by scribes in the 8th century in insular half-uncial or uncial script, executed with such mastery, the quill seems to move over the page...

The Book of Shadows

The Lindisfarne Gospels are referred to in the Halliwell Family's Book of Shadows, a magical tome consisting of several pages discussing magical beings, potions, and spells among other things related to magic. The Gospels are mentioned in an entry in the Book of Shadows that discusses Famous Books comprised of momentous illuminated calligraphical writings and illustrations.[1][2] The entry explains their origins and writers and how no work written today can meet the standards of the centuries old texts found in the Lindisfarne Gospels. Also mentioned in the entry is the Book of Durrow and the Book of Kells.

Comparable to the Lindisfarne Gospels, is the Book of Shadows; the mastery within the pages of the magical tome shows great calligraphical painted illustrations of both good and evil creatures and impeccable writing discussing every aspect of magic. Just like the scribe of the Gospels showed such exquisite precision with his work as do those who added information to the Book of Shadows.

Background[]

The Lindisfarne Gospels is one of the world's masterpieces of manuscript painting and calligraphy; it is comprised of 15 elaborate, astounding and richly decorated pages and was created in the early eighth century A.D. for ceremonial use at the monastery of Lindisfarne in the northeast of England.

The manuscript's main text, which was written out by a single scribe, is a Latin version of the Four Gospels known as Saint Jerome's Vulgate. This is a revision of the Latin Bible made in the late fourth century CE and widely used throughout the western world.

Every single page of the Lindisfarne has brilliantly complex patterns that are plaited and knotted across the text and intertwined with fanciful birds and animals. At the start of each of the Gospels is an illustration of its author with his symbol, and throughout the text pages of the manuscript are numerous decorated initials. In addition, there are 16 pages of Eusebian canon tables, which detail the locations of parallel passages within the four Gospels.[3]

Famous Books Entry[]

(Book of Shadows Text):
Famous BooksBOS

Prue Halliwell flips past the Entry in The Honeymoon's Over

Famous BooksBOSSeason1

The entry in Season 1

Famous books such as
the book of Durrow
the book of Kells and
the Lindisfarne
Gospels were all written by scribes
in the 8th century in insular half
-uncial or uncial script, executed--
with such mastery, the quill seems
to move over the page with appar-
ant ease. the scripts were written
with the quill held at a flat angle
to the vellum they have pleasing
roundness to the eye, are quick to
write and easily read these monks
leave us such a fine example of
calligraphy and beautiful illum-
ation that even by today's
standards they cannot be equalled.

Images of the Lindisfarne[]

Trivia[]

  • The entry is first seen as a filler page of the Book of Shadows in Thank You For Not Morphing.
  • Prue Halliwell flips past the page when researching The Triad in the season premiere of Season 3, The Honeymoon's Over.

References[]

  1. Thank You For Not Morphing
  2. The Honeymoon's Over
  3. Lindisfarne Gospels
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