Vaticanus Links

The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts has links to digital photographs of an 1868 “pseudofacsimili” (I’m not sure what that means!*–but the photos are pretty good).  See the description here.

*It looks to me like they created a typeset in imitation of the handwritten codex and then printed the book–how tedious would that be?  The letters appear too regular to be handwritten.  On the page that includes the beginning of Hebrews, the famous marginal note of one scribe berating the other, is missing.  (See W. Willker for a photograph of the actual manuscript here.)

Matthew 5:1 is on this page here.

The page that has the end of II Thessalonians and the beginning of Hebrews (1:1-2:2) is here.


P46 Links

The earliest surviving collection of Paul’s letters is a codex known as P46.  The codex has an interesting history.  Half of it ended up in Dublin and the other half is at Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Michigan has made digital images of its collection of papyri available to APIS, an international cooperative program.

APIS is a wonderful resource, but is hard to navigate.  A couple years ago Brandon Wason posted the links to the images of P46, but his site disappeared.  I have started re-doing Brandon’s work below.  Meanwhile, Brandon’s original list has been re-posted at Evangelical Textual Criticism.  I will leave mine up, but you can go there for the full list.

Here are some links to leaves from P46, the earliest manuscript of Paul’s epistles.  The index page is here.

1. Romans 11:36-12:8, ms page 30 (L); Mich 6238, Verso 3553

2. Romans 12:10-13:1 , ms page 31 (LA); Mich 6238, Recto 3554

3. Romans 13:-13:11, ms page 32 (LB); Mich 6238, Verso 3555

4. Romans 13:12-14:8, ms page 30 (L); Mich 6238, Recto 3556

5.  Romans 14:11-15:19, ms page 30 (L); Mich 6238, Verso 3557

6. Romans 15:11-29, ms page 30 (LS); Mich 6238, Recto 3558

7.  Romans 15:29-16:3, ms page 38 (LH); Mich 6238, Verso 3559.

8.  Romans 16:4-13, ms page 39 (LQ); Mich 6238, Recto 3560.

9.  Romans 16:14-22, ms page 40 (M); Mich 6238, 41, Recto 3570.*

10.  Romans 16:23 and Hebrews 1:1-7, ms page 41 (MA); Mich 6238, 40, Verso 3569.*

11.  Hebrews 1:7-2:3, ms page 42 (MB); Mich 6238, Verso 3561.

12.  Hebrews 2:3-11, ms page 43 (MG); Mich 6238, Verso 3564.

13.  Hebrews 2:11-3:3, ms page 44 (MD); Mich 6238, Verso 3562.

14.  Hebrews 3:3-13, ms page 45 (MF); Mich 6238, Recto 3565.

15.  Hebrews 3:13-4:4, ms page 46 (ME): Mich 6238, 46, Verso 3571.

16.  Hebrews 4:4-14, ms page 47 (MZ); Mich 6238, Recto 3572.

17.  Hebrews 4:14-5:7, ms page 48 (MH); Mich 6238, 3573

18.  Hebrews 5:8-6:4, ms page 49 (MQ); Mich 6238, Recto 3574.

*mislabeled in the Michigan index.

Textual Criticism

Links to articles in Bible Translator on Textual Criticism here.

New Testament Transcripts Münster.

One of the most important early manuscripts, containing most of Luke and John, p75, was donated to Pope Benedict, and thence to the Vatican Library in 2006.  More here and here.