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Greek Testament [Library Week]

Greek Testament

Although my studies are limited to Social Sciences, I have gone wondering around the library a few times just for kicks, or to follow my fiancée around while she’s looking for her essay materials. I found this on the tenth floor of the library, in the Theology section. From what I can tell, it dates back to the mid-1800s by Henry Alford and is the fourth volume out of four.

As the University has an ecclesiastical foundation (or, in other words, a theological or church-based beginning), there are many religious and theological volumes to be found, many dating back several hundred years (and can be found in the Special Collections on the 12th floor). The church-based roots are evident as the University itself was founded by a Papal Bull (an official letter of communication from the Pope) issued by Pope Nicholas V in 1451, and the first years of the University were spent in a charter house at the Glasgow Cathedral. The University Library dates back to 1475 when the first donations by the University’s Chancellor, Bishop John Laing, were recorded.

This post is a part of Library Week (June 22nd – 28th)
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Library website, their Flickr account, and their blog.

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