By W. Andrew Smith
Codex Alexandrinus is among the 3 earliest surviving whole Greek Bibles and is a vital 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 beneficial properties utilizing codicology, palaeography, and statistical research. one of the highlights of this examine, W. Andrew Smith’s paintings overturns the view unmarried scribe used to be chargeable for copying the canonical books of the hot testomony and demonstrates that the orthographic styles within the Gospels can now not be used to argue for Egyptian provenance of the codex.
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63/9789004274853_��4 36 chapter 2 manuscripts. Of the major uncials, Parker’s work on Codex Bezae,5 Canart’s work on Codex Vaticanus,6 and Jongkind’s study of scribal habits in Codex Sinaiticus7 provide masterful starting points for pursuing various elements of codicological analysis. Among these studies there are useful examples of how a biblical codex can be analyzed as physical artifact, examining issues such as writing materials and ink; page dimensions and layout/formatting; quire formation and quire or leaf numeration; readers’ helps and scholarly tools; and the study of other paratextual features unique to the given manuscripts.
For some, codicology is an area of study more or less complete in itself: the examination of materials, tools and techniques. For others, codicology only supports the older disciplines of textual analysis, criticism and transmission, the study of scribes and scripts, the history of illumination and decoration and the history of book collections and libraries. The archaeology of the book is a seminal area of study prompting more penetrating and demanding questions by scholars from many disciplines than ever before” (Michael Gullick, “Codicology,” Grove Art Online.
Bagnall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009), 171. A casual perusal of tables 3–10 in Gardthausen confirms the difficulty of dating these characters (Viktor Emil Gardthausen, Greichische Palaeographie [Leipzig: B. G. Teubner, 1879]). Codex History 31 Summary The interventions made throughout Alexandrinus provide some useful clues to its history prior to 1627. F5a) places the codex in Cairo in the first decade of the fourteenth century, a waḳf to the patriarchal cell; that Athanasius brought Alexandrinus with him from Constantinople is probable but unproven.
A Study of the Gospels in Codex Alexandrinus: Codicology, Palaeography, and Scribal Hands (New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents, Volume 48) by W. Andrew Smith