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By W. Andrew Smith

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Codex Alexandrinus is among the 3 earliest surviving complete Greek Bibles and is a crucial fifth-century witness to the Christian Scriptures, but no significant research of the codex has been played in over a century. In A research of the Gospels in Codex Alexandrinus W. Andrew Smith provides a clean and highly-detailed exam of the codex and its wealthy number of good points utilizing codicology, palaeography, and statistical research. one of the highlights of this examine, W. Andrew Smith’s paintings overturns the view unmarried scribe used to be liable for copying the canonical books of the hot testomony and demonstrates that the orthographic styles within the Gospels can now not be used to argue for Egyptian provenance of the codex.

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Codex Alexandrinus is likely one of the 3 earliest surviving whole Greek Bibles and is a crucial fifth-century witness to the Christian Scriptures, but no significant research of the codex has been played in over a century. In A learn of the Gospels in Codex Alexandrinus W. Andrew Smith promises a clean and highly-detailed exam of the codex and its wealthy number of gains utilizing codicology, palaeography, and statistical research.

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Facsimile, 4. For the horrors of overly zealous trimming by bookbinders of this era, see William Blades, The Enemies of Books, 2d ed. , 1880), 85–98. 34 Additionally, the upper, outer, and lower margins were all likely to have been trimmed.

Burkitt, “Codex ‘Alexandrinus,’ ” JTS 11 (1909–1910): 606. , 604. , 604; however, Burkitt did not make a case for why the two inscriptions should be related. Codex History 21 dedication, and the inscription was written (either explicitly in Burkitt’s reading or implicitly in Nicoll’s) by a humble Athanasius. The identification of this Athanasius has proved a matter of debate. ”55 As mentioned above, around 1891 Hoole estimated the date of the inscription to be roughly 1310. 58 In 1938, 54 55 56 57 58 Baber, Vetus Testamentum Græcum e Codice MS.

Line 5: ρ )η . F83b above, Burkitt sought to read this inscription as a duplicate of the inscription in the bottom margin of the previous leaf. The first line (ο τ α λ) appears to be a match for the start of Burkitt’s rendering, but there is less certainty here than in the previous inscription. F142a) contains the last verses of Bel and the Dragon. This side of the leaf contains no biblical text, and is blank but for an inscription at the bottom right corner of the page reading: ομου τετραδια μηκρα και μεγαλα ξς.

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