bȳdel, m.n: proclaimer, herald, messenger; preacher, minister of the Gospel. (BUE-dell / ˈbyː-dɛl)

Medieval manuscript image of a haloed man holding a book, towards which an angel gestures; beside them is an altar framed by decorative architecture, with the Latin word ‘efeso’.
Silos Apocalypse, Revelation 2:1-7; N Spain, 1091-1109; British Library, Additional 11695, f. 52r. [bl.uk]

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