New Manuscripts from the National Library of Greece

12/23/2015

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 760: 12th century minuscule of the Gospels. The Eusebian canons and headpieces in this manuscript are particularly ornate and colorful.
  • GA 765: 12th century minuscule of the Gospels. This codex contains two uncatalogued manuscripts, bound in front of and behind GA 765.
  • GA 796: 11th century minuscule of the Gospels, Apostolos, and Paul. The scribe’s handwriting is rather petite and “exquisite,” according to the National Library’s 1892 catalogue.
  • GA Lect 417: 16th century lectionary (dated to 1537) of the Gospels. It is complete and was for some reason rarely used.
  • GA Lect 418: 15th century lectionary of the Gospels. There is evidence that as many as five or six different scribes worked to produce this manuscript. The text even switches between single and double columns towards the beginning and end of the manuscript.
  • GA Lect 420: 15th century lectionary of the Gospels.
  • GA Lect 422: 14th century lectionary of the Gospels and Apostolos. Shows minimal signs of wear, indicating this manuscript may have been for private rather than public use.
  • GA Lect 423: 18th century lectionary (dated to 1732) of the Apostolos and Paul.
  • GA Lect 837: 15th century lectionary of the Apostolos and Paul.
  • GA Lect 2010: 15th century lectionary of the Gospels and Apostolos.

These images have now become part of our growing searchable library, which gives everyone free access to the best available digital images of New Testament manuscripts.