Codex Grandior

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The Codex Grandior ("Larger Codex") was a large single volume copy of the Bible in an Old Latin translation that was made for or by Cassiodorus, for his monastic foundation at Vivarium. This codex was in Northumbria at the time of Bede. It was probably acquired in Italy by Benedict Biscop or Ceolfrid in 678 for the library of the new monastery at Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Abbey. While this copy no longer exists, it was used to create the Codex Amiatinus.[1]


  1. ^ Richard Barrie Dobson, Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, Routledge, 2000, Volume 2, p. 179.

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