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[This page contains the conclusion of a version of the Gospel of Nicodemus.  Its final word, “Amen,” is printed in all capitals, and the opening letter of the Solomon and Saturn dialogue is an enlarged “h” extending into the margin and the line above.]

15           Her kið hu saturnus .  Saloman. fettode

16           ymbe heora wisdom. þa cwæt Saturnus to

17           Salomane.

18               age me hwer god sete þa hege worhte heo

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1                  nas  eorðan.  Ic þe secge he fett…

2               federum.  Sage me hwilc word ærest forð eode

3               ofgodes muðe.  Ic þe secge fiat lux et facta 

4               lux.  Saga me for hwilcum ðingũ heofon syge

5               haten heofon.  Ic þe secge for þon . he be helað

6               eall  hym be ufan byð.  Saga me hwæt ysgod.

7               Ic þe secge.   ys god þe ealle ðing on hysge weal

8               dum hafað.  Saga me on hu fela dagum godge

9               worhte ealle ge sceafta.  Ic þe secge. on .vi. dæ

10           gum godge sceop ealle ge sceafta.  On þam ærostã

11           dæge hege sceop leoht.  On þam æfteran dæge.

12           hege sceop þage sceapu ðe ðisne heofon healdað.

13           On þam þriddan dæge. hege sceop sæ eorðan.

14           On þam feorðan dæge hege sceop heofones

15           tunglon.  onþam ·v· dæge. hege sceop fixas

16           fugelas. onðam ·vi· dæge hege sceop deor

17            nytenu.  Adam. ðone ærostan man. Saga

18           me hwanon wæs adames nama gesceapen.

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1               …. þe secge fram ·iiii· steorrum.  Saga me …

2               hatton. þage.   Ic þe secge.  Arthox. Dux.  Aroth

3               lem. Minsymbrae.  Saga me  andword

4                             . þeadam wæs ofgeworht se ærustan

5               man.  Ic þe secge.  of · viii· pund age wihte.  Sa

6               ga me hwæt hatton þage.  Ic ðe secge.    æro

7               ste wæs foldan pund.  Of ðam him wæs flesc

8               ge worht.   Oðer wæs fyres pund.  þanon hym

9               wæs  blod read.  hat.  Ðridde wæs windes

10           pund.  þanon hym wæs seo æðung geseald. fe

11           orðe wæs wolcnes pund.  þanon hym wæs his

12           modes un staðel fæstnes ge seald.  Fifte wæs

13           gyfe pund.  þanon hym wæs ge seald sefa 

14           geðang.  Syxte wæs blostmena pund.  þanon

15           hym wæs eagena myssenlicnys ge seald.  Seo

16           foða wæs deawes pund.  ðanon him becom

17           swat.  Eahtoðe wæs sealtes pund.  þanon hĩ

18           wæron þa tearas sealte.  Saga me on hwilce

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1               re ylde wæs adam ða hege seapen wæs.  Ic þe

2               secge he wæs on ·xx·x· wintra yldo.  Saga me

3               hu lang wæs adam on længe geseapen.  Ic

4               ðe secge he wæs ·vi· cx · inca lang.  Saga me.

5               hu fela wintra leofode adam on þissere woru

6               lde.   Ic þe secge he leofode · ix · hund wintra

7                · x·x·x · wintra onge swince.   on yrmðe. 

8               syððan to helle ferde  þar grĩme wita ðolo

9               de · v · þusend wintra.   twa hund wintra.  

10           · viii ·  ·x·x· wintra.  Saga me.  hu fela wintra

11           hæfede adam ær he bearn strinde.  Ic þe sec

12           ge . an hund wintra .  · xxx · wintra ær he

13           bearn strinde.  þage strinde he bearn

14           on his cniht hade · se hatte . Seth .  he þa

15           l\e/ofode ealles . nygon hundred wintra .  · xxx

16           wintra . on þissere worulde . Ða lyfde . seth .

17           hys sunu . an hund wintra .  · v · wintra ær

18           he bearn ge strinde .  þage strinde he

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1                bæarn on hys cniht hade . se hatte . enos . 

2               ða lyfde he hym syltf ealles . nygon hund

3               wintra .  · xii · wintra . Ða [wæs] hæfede enos .   [erased]

4               an hund wintra . þagestrinde he chanan.

5               þa lyfde he enos ealles . nygon hund winť

6                · v · winť .  Ða hæfede chanan . lxx . wintra .

7               þagestrinde he malaleh .  canan lyfde þa

8               ealles . nygon hund wintra .  · x · wintra . Ða

9               hæfede malaleh · v .  lx · wintra . ðagestrin

10           de he iared . malaleh he lyfde ealles . nygon

11           hund wintra  · v . wintra . Ða hæfede iared · ii ·

12            · lx · wintra  an hund wintra ·  þagestrinde

13           he enoh .   Iared  hys fæder lyfde ealles . eahta

14           hund wintra .  ·ii .  · lx · wintra .  Ða hæfede

15           enoh · v ·  · lx wintra .   þa ge strinde he matusa

16           lem .  enoh lyfde ealles · ccc · wintra .  · v ·  .

17           · lx · wintra .  Ðage nam hine god myd sawle

18            mid lychaman · up in þone heofon . Ða

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1               hæfede mathusalem · vii ·  . lxxx wintra  an

2               hund wintra . þa ge strinde he [malec] lamec .     [erased]

3               matusalem hys feder lyfde ealles . nygon hund

4               wintra .  · ix ·  · lx · wintra .   Ða  hæfede lamec

5               an hund wintra .  Lxxxii · wintra . þa ge strinde

6               he . Noe .  lamec lyfde ealles · vii hund wintra .

7                · Lxxvii · wintra . Ða hæfede noe · D\v/ · wintra

8               ða gestrinde he bearn . Sem · cham · Iafet ·

9               Noe · lyfde ealles inðissere worulde . dccc · win

10           tra .  · L · wintra.  Saga me hu fæla þeoda a wocon

11           of hys · iii · bearnū .  Ic þe secge .  Lxxii · þeoda sin

12           don ·  of seme hys yldestan suna awoncon · xxx ·

13            of cham · xxx ·  of Iafeðe · xii ·  Saga me hwæt

14           wæs seðe acenned næs  æft bebyrged was

15           on hys modor innoðe ·  æfter þam deaðe

16           gefullod wæs .  Ic þe secge .  was adam.  Saga

17           me hu lange lyfde adam · on neorxena wan

18           ge .  Ic þe secge                       on þam                      [erasures]

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1               …e a  byrgde þa farbodenan fic trewes blæ

2               da .  þæt on frig dæg ·  þurh  he was on hel

3               le · v · ðusend wintra · · ii · c · wintra ·  · viii ·  .

4               xx · wintra . Saga me of scã maria ylde.  Ic þe

5               secge · heo wæs · iii ·  syxtig geara eald þa heo

6               be lyfon wæs .   heo wæs · xiii · wintra . þa heo

7               crist cende  heo wæs myd him · xxx · iii · gea

8               ra on myddan eardde ·  heo wæs · xvi · ger efť

9               hym on worulde .  fram adama  of friðe

10           myddan eardes was onge tal gerimes of ðo

11           ne micclan . Noes flod · ii · ðusend wintra  .

12           ii · c · wintra ·  · ii ·  Lx · wintra ·  frã ðam flo

13           de þa wæs of abrahames ge byr tide . lxc ·

14           wintra .  · ii ·  xl · wintra  fram abraha

15           me was þa forð oð moises tid .  israela ofer

16           far ut of egyptum · v · c · wintra .  · viii . [c erased]

17           wintra .  fram frimðe myddan eardes

18           on cristes ðrowunge wæron · vi · ðusend wn

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1               tra ·  · c · wintra · · viii ·  L · wintra .  Saga me

2               hu lange worhte men . Noes earce . Ic þe secge .

3               Lxxx · wintra ofðam treow cinne þe ysge

4               nemned . Sem . Saga me hwæt hatte noes

5               wyf .  Ic þe secge . heo hætte dalila .  hwæt

6               hatte chames wif . Ia itarecta heo hatte . 

7               hwæt hatte . Iafeðes wyf .  Ic þe secge . Cataflu

8               uia . heo hatte.   oðrum naman hyg sindon

9               ge nemnede . olla ·  ollina ·  ollibania  · swa

10           hyg ðreo hatton.  Saga me hu lange was

11           noes flod ofer eorðan . Ic þe secge · xl · daga

12            nihta .  Saga me hu lang was noes earc on

13           lenge .  Ic þe secge .  heo was · ccc · fæðema lang .

14            · l · fæðema wide ·  · xxx · fæðema heah .  Saga

15           me hwæt sunu hæfede adam .  Ic þe secge .

16           xxx · sunena .  · xxx · dohtra ·  Saga me

17           hwilc man atimbrode ærust

18           cæastræ .  Ic ðe secge .  Enos hatte

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1                was nineuem seo burh.   wæron þar in

2               ge . manna . hunt tweltig ðusenda .  · xx ·

3               þusenda .   hierusalem seo burh heo wæs

4               ærost efter þam noes flode getymbred.  

5               hwæt hætte seo burh þær sunne up on morgen gæð.

6               Ic þe secge.   Iaiaca hatte seo buruh.  Saga me hwa

7               r gæð seo sunne on efen to sætle.  Ic þe secge.  Gã

8               rita hatte seo burh .  Saga me hwilc wyrt ys

9               betst.   sel ust.  Ic þe secge . lilige hatte seo wyrt for

10           þon þe heo ge tacnað crist .  Saga me hwilc fugel

11           ys sel ust.  Ic ðe secge .  Culfre ys sel ust .  heo ge

12           tacnað þone halegan gast.  Saga me hwanon cy[m] [erased]

13           mð ligetu.  Ic secge.  heo kimð fram winde 

14           fram watere .  Sage me hwilc water ys sel ust.

15           Ic þe secge.  Iordanem seo ea ys sel ust.  forþon

16              ðe crist was on hyre ge fullod.  Saga me

17               hwæder ge witon þa engelas þe gode

18                 wyð socon on heofona rice.  Ic þe secge

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1               nyg to dældon on þri dælas.  anne dæl he a fette

2               on þæs lyftes ge drif.  Oðerne dæl on þæs wateres

3               ge dryf.  Þriddan dæl on helle neowelnysse.  Saga

4               me hu fela ys woruld waťa.  Ic þe secge twa syn

5               don sealte sæ .  twa fersce .  Saga me . hwilc man

6               erost wære wyð hund sprecende .   Ic þe secge scs̄

7               petrus . Saga me . hwilc man . aðohte ærust myd

8               sul [….] to æriende . Ic þe secge  wæs cham noes su  [erased]

9               nu .  Saga me for hwam stanas ne synt berende .

10           Ic þe secge .  forðon þe abeles blod ge feoll ofer

11           stan .  þa hyne cham hys broðer of sloh .  myd

12           annes  […….] cyng bane.  Saga me hwæt ys be\t/st [erased]

13            wyrst betwinan mannon.  Ic þe secge word

14           ys betst wyrst betwinan mannon.  Saga me.

15           hwæt ys cuðost mannon on eorðan to

16           witanne .  Ic þe secge.   nys nænygū

17           men nan wyht swa cuð swa he

18           sceal deað þrowian .  Saga me

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1               hwæt syndon þa . iii . ðing þe nan man bu

2               ton lufian ne mæg .   Ic þe secge on ys fyr oðer

3               ys wæter . ðridde ys ysen .  Saga me . hwilc tre

4               ow ys ealra treowa betst.  Ic þe secge  ys win

5               treow.  Saga me hwar resteð þas mannes sa

6               wul þone se lychaman slepð .   Ic þe secge. on þrĩ

7               stowum heo byð on þam bragene . oððe on þere

8               heortan . oððe on þam blode.  Saga me for

9               hwan wæs seo sæ sealt geworden.  Ic þe secge .

10           of ðam · x · wordon ðe moises ge somnode in þæ

11           re ealdan æ godes bebode .  he awearp þa · x ·

12           word in ða sæ .   hys tearas aget inða sæ . for

13           þon wearð seo sealt.  Saga me hwæt wæron

14           þa worð .   Ic þe secge.   forme word wæs .

15              Non habeos deos alienos .  ys Ne lufa

16               þu oðerne god ofer me .   oðer worð

17                 wæs.  Non ad sumes nomen

18                  dnĩ in uanum .  Ne tig

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1               þu godes naman on ydel.   ðridd …..

2               healdað þone haligan resten dæg.   ….

3               wæs .  Ara þinon fæder  þinre meder …

4               word wæs .  Non occides.  Ne sleh þu man ..

5               dine .   . vi . word wæs .  Non mec haberis on un

6               riht ne hæmð þu.   . vii . word wæs .  Ne stala þu

7                . viii . word wæs . Ne sæge lease ge witnysee .   . ix .

8               word wæs .  Non concupiscens rem \et om̄ia/ proximi tui .

9               Ne ge wilna ðu oðres mannes æhta . myd unrihte.

10            . x . word wæs .  Non concupiscens uxorem proxi

11           mi tui.  Ne ge wilna ðu oðres mannes wyfes on

12           unriht.  Saga me hwær ys moyses byrgen ðæs

13           kininges.  Ic þe secge.  heo ys be þam huse þe

14           fegor hatte  nan man nys þe hyg wite ær þã

15           miclan dome.  Saga me for hwilcum þingū þeos

16           eorðe awyrgeð wære .  oððe æft ge bletsod.   Ic þe

17           secge.  þurh adam heo wæs awirgeð  þurh abe

18           les blod æft heo wæs ge bletsod þurh noe 

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1               …………. am  þurh ………… Saga me h..

2               ………n geard erost plantode.  Ic þe secge.  

3               …… heah fæder.  Saga me hwa nemde

4               …..st godes naman.  Ic þe secge.  se deoful nemnde

5               ærost godes naman.  Saga me hwæt ys hefegost

6               to berende on eorðan.   Ic þe secge.  mannes synna

7                hys hlafordes yrre.  Saga me hwæt. ys  oðrum

8               licyge.   oðrum myslycige .  Ic þe secge .  is dom.

9               Saga me hwæt syndon þa . iiii . ðing ðe næfre

10           fulle næron · ne næfre ne beoð.  Ic þe secge.  an ys

11           eo\r/ðe.  oðer ys fyr ðridde ys hell.  feorðe ys segyt

12           syenda man.  worulde welena.  Saga me hu fela ys

13           fleogendra fugel cynn.  Ic þe secge.  iiii. L.  Saga

14           me hu fela ys fisc cynna on wætere.  Ic ðe secge.

15           vi.  … xx.  Saga me hwilc man ærost mynster ge

16           timbrode.  Ic þe secge.  Elias.   Eliseus.  þa witega.

17            æfter. fulluhte paulus.   antonius.  þa ærostan

18           ancran.  Saga me hwæt syndon þa streamas  þa

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1               … ðe … neor.. ena wange flowað  Ic þe secge

2               heora syndon . iiii .  Seo æroste hatte fuon.  seo oðer

3               hatte geon.   seo . iii . hatte . Tygres . seo feorðe

4               Eufraten.   is meolc.  hunig.  æle.  win.  Saga

5               me for hwan byð seo sunne read on æfen.  Ic þe sec

6               ge.  forðon heo locað on helle.  Saga me hwi scyneð

7               heo swa reade on morgene.  Ic þe secge.  forðon

8               […] nað hwæðer heo mæg þe ne mæg þisne myddan

9               eard eond scynan swa hyre beboden ys.  Saga

10           me þas . iiii.  wætera þe þas eorðan fedað.  Ic þe

11           secge.   is snaw.  wæter.  hagol.  deaw.  Saga me

12           hwa ærost boc stafas sette.  Ic þe secge.  Mercurius

13           se gygand.  Saga me hwæt boc kinna  hu fela

14           syndon.  Ic þe secge.  Kanones bec synd.. ealra

15           twa  hund seofontig.  eall swa fela ð eow.  syndon

16           on ge rime .  eall swa fela leornyng c….ta.  bu

17           ton þam . xii . apl̄m.  Mannes bana syndon

18           onge rime ealra . cc .   . xviii .  Mannes addre

[fol. 93v]

1               ………..  ccc. v .  . lx . Mannes toðas beoð

2               on eallum hys lyfe . ii .  . xxx .  On . xii . moðum

3               beoð . ii .  L wucena .  . ccc . dagena .   . v .  . Lx. daga.

4               On . xii . moðum beoð . ehta þusend tida.  . vii.

5               hund tyda.  On xii. moðum sealt syllan þinon

6               ðeowan men . vii . hund hlafa .  . xx . hlafa bu

7               ton morge me ?? en  nonmettian.

[At the start of the following two lines there is space for an enlarged capital, never filled in, and the remainder of the page contains a fragment of a life of St. Quintin.]

 

 

 

 

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