New Manuscripts from the National Library of Greece

8/23/2017

 Additional manuscripts digitized by the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts have just been added to our collection. These include 10 manuscripts from the National Library of Greece in Athens, the site of our 2015-16 digitization project.

GA 2528

A reconstructed image of GA 2528 as an open codex. On the left there is a paper replacement leaf which ends with Matthew 20:19. On the right, the facing page contains the original parchment leaf, which begins at Matthew 20:15. The early leaves in the manuscript, containing the first 20 chapters of Matthew, seem to have suffered some significant wear and damage over time (to see some examples, original leaves from Matthew 9-10 were retained as a buffer at the front and back of the codex). The replacement leaves in Matthew were written in the 16th century, about 2-3 centuries after the original manuscript was produced. As you continue through the codex, you will notice that there are two additional paper replacement leaves (ff. 154, 161) in the Gospel of John. These are from yet another scribe writing sometime prior to 16th century. The codex as it stands truly represents a group effort across the centuries!

  • GA 208915th century minuscule of Paul.
  • GA 252414th century minuscule of the Gospels.
  • GA 252712-13th century minuscule of the Apostolos and Paul.
  • GA 252813-14th century minuscule of the Gospels.
  • GA Lect 130815th century lectionary of the Gospels and Apostolos.
  • GA Lect 131512th century lectionary of the Apostolos and Paul. The manuscript consists of 5 leaves found at the front and back of the codex.
  • GA Lect 151017th century lectionary of the Gospels and Apostolos.
  • GA Lect 151916th century lectionary of the Gospels and Apostolos.
  • GA Lect 152512th century lectionary of the Gospels.
  • GA Lect 152613th century lectionary of the Gospels.

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.