Gospel Book (Ethnike Bibliotheke tes Hellados, Codex 2603)

Codex 2603, the Four Gospels, is a historic codex held by the National Library of Greece. The book is attributed to scribe Matthew of the Hodegon] Monastery, the so-called "thutorakendutès".

The codex shows two full-page miniatures of the Evangelists Mark and John, three headpieces and decorated initial letters. [ [http://www.theeuropeanlibrary.org/portal/libraries/Libraries.php?launch=1&language=en&page=Treasures&country=Greece The European Library - Libraries - Treasures - National Library of Greece - Four Gospels] Treasure of National Library of Greece ] Mark the Evangelist seats in front of two tall buildings adorned with Hellenistic motifs. He appears to be is sharpening a reed. John the Evangelist is dictating the Gospel to his student Prochoros who seats opposite of evangelist John.

It includes Greek inscriptions.

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