New Manuscripts from the National Library of Greece

2/18/2016

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.

Dr. Wallace Studying

  • GA 779: 12th or 13th century minuscule of the Gospels on parchment. The leaves towards the end of the manuscript, in the Gospel of John, have been significantly reshuffled during the rebinding process.
  • GA 784: 14th century minuscule of the Gospels on paper. In this manuscript, the scribe accidentally copied text from John 14 twice, and apparently crossed it out when he realized his mistake!
  • GA 786: 14th century minuscule of the Gospels on parchment.
  • GA 789: 14th century minuscule of the Gospels on parchment, with paper supplements at the end of the manuscript. The last page in the codex appears to be from a different manuscript. It includes a Christian prayer with possible patristic citations included.
  • GA 790: 14th century minuscule of the Gospels on paper.
  • GA 791: 12th or 13th century minuscule of the Gospels on parchment. Luke’s genealogy is not written out in columns, as it is in most manuscripts.
  • GA 793: 12th century minuscule of the Gospels on parchment. Icons for all four of the evangelists are extant in this manuscript.
  • GA 797: 14th century minuscule of the Gospels on paper. The pericope adulterae in the Gospel of John appears to have been athetized (marked as spurious) by the scribe, though its text is included.
  • GA 801: 15th century minuscule of the Gospels, Apostolos, and Paul on paper. This manuscript has the unusual order: Acts, Catholic epistles, Paul, and then Gospels last.
  • GA 803: 16th century minuscule of the Gospels with commentary on paper.

In addition to the manuscripts from the NLG, we have also uploaded and tagged additional manuscripts from our archives.

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.