V is for Veil of the Tabernacle

The letter V is the first letter of the book of Leviticus and the phrase: “Vocavit autem Mosen et locutus est ei Dominus de tabernaculo…” The knotted initial functions here as the cloud of glory or the curtain that isolated the Holy of Holies.

Biblia Mazarinaea.
Biblia Mazarinaea.
Source: gallica.bnf.fr

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Latin 7, fol. 30r.

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