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Page from Codex Vaticanus; ending of 2 Thes and beginning of Heb

The Codex Vaticanus (The Vatican, Bibl. Vat., Vat. gr. 1209; no. B or 03 Gregory-Aland, δ 1 von Soden), is one of the oldest extant manuscripts of the Greek Bible (Old and New Testament), one of the four great uncial codices. The Codex is named for the residence in the Vatican Library, where it has been stored since at least the 15th century.[1] It is found in the Vatican Library in Rome since at least 1481.[2][note 1] There are some gaps, such as, the first 45 chapters of Genesis, a portion of 2 Kings, some of the psalms, the end of the Epistle to the Hebrews, and the entire book of Revelation.[3] It is written on 759 leaves of vellum in uncial letters and has been dated to the 4th century.[4]

Notes

  1. According to Champlin's book, since 1475, in Champlin, R,N.; Bentes, J.M (1991) (in portuguese). Enciclopédia de Bíblia Teologia e Filosofia [Encyclopedia of Bible Theology and Philosophy]. 4. São Paulo, SP: Editora Candeia. p. 77. 

References

  1. Metzger, Bruce M.; Bart D. Ehrman (2005). The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration. New York – Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 67. ISBN 978-0-19-516122-9. 
  2. Comfort, Philip Wesley (1992). Comfort, Philip Wesley. ed. The Origin of the Bible. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers. p. 181. ISBN 0-8423-4735-6. 
  3. Champlin, R,N.; Bentes, J.M (1991) (in portuguese). Enciclopédia de Bíblia Teologia e Filosofia [Encyclopedia of Bible Theology and Philosophy]. 4. São Paulo, SP: Editora Candeia. p. 77. 
  4. Aland, Kurt; Barbara Aland (1995). The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism, trans. Erroll F. Rhodes. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. p. 109. ISBN 978-0-8028-4098-1.