By W. Andrew Smith
Codex Alexandrinus is without doubt one of the 3 earliest surviving whole Greek Bibles and is a vital 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 supplies a clean and highly-detailed exam of the codex and its wealthy number of positive factors 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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90 Apart from this assessment of Alexandrinus’ comparative age, Walton said nothing further regarding Thecla. 91 Grabe’s argument involved a careful reading of the four surviving letters of Gregory to Thecla, noting the ambiguity of number used when he addressed his audience. ”92 Finding nothing to prevent attributing the production of Alexandrinus to Thecla—and, more specifically, the female residents— of the Seleucid monastery not long after the date of the Nicene Council, Grabe noted that in many such far-removed events the proofs are scarce enough that one must instead look for likely scenarios.
S. 59 A few years later, C. A. ”60 T. C. Skeat once again challenged those who questioned a thirteenth- or fourteenth-century dating of the inscription (and thus its association with Athanasius II,61 the Patriarch of Alexandria from 1276 to 1316) in 1955 by comparing the inscription against two found in T. D. Moschonas’ catalogue of the contents of the patriarchal library. 62 The second, also of Chrysostom, is Manuscript 34: 59 60 61 62 T. C. Skeat and H. J. M. Milne, The Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Alexandrinus with Six Illustrations (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1938), 29.
Georgius Karo and Iohannes Lietzmann, Catenarum graecarum catalogus (Göttingen: Königlich Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen, 1902), 333. Codex History 25 manuscript delivered to Sir Thomas Roe by Cyril Lucar. The latter (Roe MS 13) is an Egyptian document stolen from Alexandria and containing commentaries on the Psalms by Hesychius and John Chrysostom; McKendrick translates the Arabic at the end to read: “I have constituted this book an endowment to the See of St Mark and whoever removes it will be excommunicated.
A Study of the Gospels in Codex Alexandrinus: Codicology, Palaeography, and Scribal Hands (New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents, Volume 48) by W. Andrew Smith