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By W. Andrew Smith

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Codex Alexandrinus is likely one of the 3 earliest surviving whole Greek Bibles and is a crucial fifth-century witness to the Christian Scriptures, but no significant research of the codex has been played in over a century. In A examine of the Gospels in Codex Alexandrinus W. Andrew Smith gives you a clean and highly-detailed exam of the codex and its wealthy number of gains utilizing codicology, palaeography, and statistical research. one of the highlights of this research, W. Andrew Smith’s paintings overturns the view unmarried scribe used to be liable for copying the canonical books of the hot testomony and demonstrates that the orthographic styles within the Gospels can not be used to argue for Egyptian provenance of the codex.

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74 75 76 77 Being poorly spelled, there is some room for interpretation. ” Because of similar vowel sounds involved, εμας may instead refer to my (sins). Burkitt, “Codex ‘Alexandrinus,’ ” 606. Ibid. For the second line, Burkitt’s reading of (orthographically corrected) ου τολμω ατενισαι εις ουρανους does at least yield a complete sentence (“I would not dare to gaze up into heaven”), but I do not see the same characters present. F84a © The British Library Board (Royal Ms. F84a, is not altogether satisfying, especially when attempting to read the F83b inscription without depending on the F84a inscription.

John Gwynn, “Thecla (7),” in A Dictionary of Christian Biography, ed. William Smith and Henry Wace (London: John Murray, 1887), 4:896. Gwynn claimed that Georgius had overlooked the dating problem, but he could not have read Georgius’ full explanation to arrive at that conclusion, as Georgius explained the timeline at length. 100 Cowper noted in 1860 that there was no reason to doubt the sincerity of Cyril’s relaying of the story of the manuscript;101 yet there is no hard evidence to support the claim.

A. ”60 T. C. Skeat once again challenged those who questioned a thirteenth- or fourteenth-century dating of the inscription (and thus its association with Athanasius II,61 the Patriarch of Alexandria from 1276 to 1316) in 1955 by comparing the inscription against two found in T. D. Moschonas’ catalogue of the contents of the patriarchal library. 62 The second, also of Chrysostom, is Manuscript 34: 59 60 61 62 T. C. Skeat and H. J. M. Milne, The Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Alexandrinus with Six Illustrations (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1938), 29.

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