Manuscripts from the National Library of Greece

12/18/2015

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 757: 13th century minuscule with Gospels, Apostolos, Paul, and Revelation; this is very rare in the manuscript tradition.
  • GA 759: 13th century minuscule of the Gospels. A leaf from another manuscript has been inserted between Luke and John, a magnificently ornate rendering of the Eusebian canons for Matthew and Luke.
  • GA 1419: 15th century minuscule of the Gospels with extensive commentary. Scripture is indicated by double carats in the margin.
  • GA Lect 406: 14th century lectionary of the Gospels
  • GA Lect 411: 12th century lectionary of the Gospels, which ends with the dominical aphorism, “many [who are] first shall be last, and the last first” (from Matt 19.30).
  • GA Lect 412: 12th century lectionary of the Gospels, featuring ekthetic letters at the beginning of lections in the shape of Jesus, Mary, the Evangelists, and others.
  • GA Lect 415: 14th century lectionary of the Gospels, with a significant number of paper replacement leaves.
  • GA Lect 416: 15th century lectionary of the Gospels dated to 1452. This manuscript is elegantly written with many vivid colors. Its lack of wear suggests that it was privately owned.
  • GA Lect 1528: 15th century lectionary of the Gospels dated to 1464. The manuscript has many ornate ekthesis enlarged initials including faces, birds, hands, flowers, fish, foxes, snakes, etc.
  • GA Lect 2008: 14th century lectionary in the same codex as GA Lect 415, with an unidentified palimpsest undertext which appears to be a majuscule lectionary.

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