Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th century (British Library, Cotton Nero DIV, f.259). From E.G. Millar 1923 The Lindisfarne Gospels London: British Museum.
Now if you have your Anglo-Saxon vocabulary firmly under control, or if you think you can just nut it out letter by letter, you might try a complete transcript. Work through the text pages and then check it against ours. If you don't agree with ours, don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger! Any different and interesting interpretations will be gratefully received.

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