|This first section shows a correction, biscop corrected to biscob in the first line, and interlinear insertions in the third and fourth lines. Certain words, particularly those pertaining to church or religious matters, are in Latin, such as aecclesiae in this first line. In fact, some sections almost read like a Latin/Old English creole. The section begins with a cross. The punctuation mark of a dot appears in several places. Once you get your eye in, it is not too hard to read the insular minuscule script letter by letter, but very few of the Old English words are recognisable to us today.|
|Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th century (British Library, Cotton Nero DIV, f.259). Photograph downloaded from the British Library website and made available under their Creative Commons licence. The Lindisfarne Gospels are presented in a complete digital facsimile by the British Library here.|
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