Lindisfarne Gospels Date. Subject gospels of matthew, mark, luke and john, canonical tables, introductory letters from st. A good introduction to the manuscript.
The generally accepted date for the viking raid on lindisfarne is 8 june; Although the illuminator of the lindisfarne gospels is officially undetermined, it is widely accepted that they were written by “…eadfrith either just before 698, when he became bishop and abbot of lindisfarne, or between 698 and 721, the date of his death, while he occupied those offices” (calkins 63). E adfrith played a major part in establishing cuthbert's cult after his relics had been raised to the altar of the monastery church on 20th march, 698, the eleventh anniversary of his death.
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The gospels may have been made in honour of that event. Dating from the end of the 7th century (the years immediately before 699) the book is a magnificent work of art, its pages illustrated with breathtaking illumination and elegant latin calligraphy. The book was written and dedicated to saint cuthbert by eadfrith, bishop of lindisfarne (holy island, england). The gospels may have been made in honour of that event.