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    Folio 1r Translation

'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day' (Genesis, 1: 1-5).

Transcription

In\ pr\in\ci\pio\ cre\av\it\ de\us\ cel\um\ et ter\ram.\ Terra autem erat inanis et vacua, et tenebre erant\ super faciem abyssi, et spiritus domini ferebatur super aquas.\ Dixitque deus: Fiat lux. Et facta est lux. Et vidit deus luc\em quod esset bona, et divisit lucem a tenebris.\ Appellavitque lucem diem, et tenebras noctem. Fac\tumque [e]st vespere et mane, dies unus.\
   Translation

'In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day' (Genesis, 1: 1-5).

 

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