EZEKIEL 28:16-32:24. “Return from Exile” (28:25-26). Produced in France, c.1220-1230. Unusually large ms. 12.8″ x 9.0″. Thick vellum, pearl script, strong black ink, 60 lines per column; likely for monastery use. 5 Blue and Red initials, 4 blue and red chapter numerals. Uncut w. extra-large margins. FINE condition overall; light to moderate smudges about the outer corners, vellum crease to lower margin a bit into the text, older tabs obverse edge only, slight cut to outer bottom edge (see pics). This text, written by the prophet during the Babylonian Exile c.570 BCE, announces the future release of the captives from Babylon and other diaspora lands (actual, c.538 BCE) and God’s consequent judgment upon the nations. Leaf and COA set in a Large museum-quality Bifold Portfolio. A nice example of an early V. Large manuscript from the middle first half of the 13th century.