British Library Pays $14.3 Million for Gospel of John
The British Library has paid 9 million pounds (US$14.3 million) to acquire the St. Cuthbert Gospel, a remarkably well-preserved survivor of seventh-century Britain described by the library as the oldest European book to survive fully intact.
The palm-sized book, a manuscript copy of the Gospel of John in Latin, was bought from the British branch of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), the library said Tuesday.
It comes from the time of St. Cuthbert, who died in 687, and it was discovered inside his coffin when it was opened in 1104 at Durham Cathedral....
Oh, oh, this is before the Textus Receptus! I think it's fine that the British are willing to shell out the money to keep part of their heritage in country. It's really an important part of that.
I see the Romish Church is probably trying to make a good impression on the English by selling them this copy, (q.v., The Jesuit Oath Exposed )which is in Latin of course. Cuthbert was a Romish saint, let's hope he might also have been a Christian.