Additional New Manuscripts from the National Library of Greece

12/10/2015

New manuscripts digitized by the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) have just been added to our searchable collection. These include 10 manuscripts from the National Library of Greece (NLG) in Athens, the site of our ongoing digitization project for 2015–16.

New NLG MSS

  • GA 1415: 12th century minuscule of the Gospels, featuring an unusual icon of Luke (dating from the 9th century) probably inserted into the manuscript by the 12th century scribe.
  • GA 1416: 12th century minuscule of the Gospels.
  • GA 1418: 12th century minuscule of the Gospels, with two leaves of unidentified extra-biblical Christian text at the beginning of the codex.
  • GA Lect 387: 11th century lectionary of the Gospels.
  • GA Lect 388: 16th century lectionary of the Gospels with ornate ekthesis initials throughout. There is evidence that at least five different scribes worked to produce this manuscript.
  • GA Lect 391: 16th century lectionary of the Gospels.
  • GA Lect 395: 14th century lectionary of the Gospels. Most of the manuscript is on parchment, but the last 18 leaves are paper replacement leaves.
  • GA Lect 396: 14th century lectionary of the Gospels.
  • GA Lect 401: 14th century lectionary of the Gospels with an interesting colophon at the end in which the scribe, Leontos, prays for his monastery to acquire a writing table so that he can copy manuscripts more accurately.
  • GA Lect 402: 11th century lectionary of the Gospels with an inspiring colophon at the end which reads: “The hand that wrote [this] is rotting in the grave. But the letters remain until the fullness of time.”

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