The Texts of Old Russian Josephus

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the textual sources used for the Old Slavonic/Russian Josephus texts. I present the conclusion here: all the sources were created after the year 1300 AD.

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Alexander Berendts is responsible for bringing knowledge of these text to the west with publications in 1906.

The list of sources:

1 – The Vilnius Chronograph – written 16th c.

2 – The Archival Chronograph – w. 15th-16th c.

3 – The Academy Ms. – w. 15th c.

4 – The Uvarov Ms. – w. 15th c.

5 – Trinity (Troickii) 1 – w. 16th c.

6 – Makarius 1 – w. c.14th-16th cc.

7 – Synod 1 – w. 16th century c.

8 – Makarius 2 – w. 16th c.

9 – Volokolam Ms. – w. 15th-16th cc.

10 – Synod 2 – w. 16-17th cc.

11 – Barsov 1 – w. 15th-16th cc.

12 – Barsov 2 – w. 16th c.

13 – Trinity (Troickii) 2 – w. 16th c.

14 – Osterman – w. 16th c.

15 – Kyrillo-Belozerskii 1 – w. 16th c.

16 – Kyrillo-Belozerskii 2 – w. 16th c.

17 – Kyrillo-Belozerskii 3 – w. 17th c.

18 – Solovki 1 – w. 16th c.

19 – Solovki 2 – w. 16th c.

20 – Solovki 3 – w. 17th c.

21 – Solovki 4 – w. 17th c.

22 – Siiskii 1 – w. 17th c.

23 – Siiskii 2 – lost, last seen in 1930 – written date unknown?

24 – Pogodin – w. 18th c.

25 – Tolstoy – w. 18th c.

26 – Florishchevkii – w. 18th c.

27 – Kilandar – w. 16th c.

28 – Rumyanchev – w. 15th c.

29 – Kyrillo-Belozerskii 4 – w. 15th c.

30 – Krasnogorskii – w. 17th c.

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References:

[1] – http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/josephus/slavonic.htm

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