Category: Manuscripts

Sources for the Epistle of Clement

The MSS are listed by their siglum, then location, then shelfmark, then the supposed century of origin. The ones with N/A siglum have been assigned one by me. The writing is dated to 95-96AD, but it does not appear to surface out of obscurity… Continue Reading “Sources for the Epistle of Clement”

Codex Sinaiticus

The Codex Sinaiticus appeared out of obscurity around the middle of the 19th century when Tischendorf discovered it in Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai in Egypt. Tischendorf believed it was created in the middle of the 4th century [2, p189]. He also believed that… Continue Reading “Codex Sinaiticus”

Codex Vaticanus Graecus 984

Codex Vaticanus Graecus 984 is held in the Vatican Library in Rome, Italy. It appears that B. Niese (1849-1910) was among the first to seriously analyze these MSS, along with Justus von Destinon. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ On the information presented in [1] These… Continue Reading “Codex Vaticanus Graecus 984”

Codex bibl. Ambrosianae F 128

Codex bibl. Amrosianae F 128 is kept in the Biblioteca Ambrosianus in Milan, Italy. It is believed to be an 11th century MS. It appears to me to surface out of obscurity in the 17th century upon the death of Gabriel Severus. It contains… Continue Reading “Codex bibl. Ambrosianae F 128”

Apologeticum MSS of Tertullian

The bold letters are the manuscript’s siglum and the date that follows is either when it appears to have surfaced out of obscurity or when it is believed to have been written. The o (obscurity) or c (creation) after the century date indicates which… Continue Reading “Apologeticum MSS of Tertullian”

Writings of Lucius Cassius Dio

This article aims to simplify the information presented in the first reference as well as add additional information which is not included there. The majority of these works appear to have been written or to have surfaced out of obscurity after the 14th century.… Continue Reading “Writings of Lucius Cassius Dio”

New York, Pierpont Morgan M.462

The allegedly history of the MS is as follows: The original manuscript was created in Italy around 490-499 and was in France by around 1380. The original contained 281 leaves. Today, it contains 6 leaves, which are folios 48-53 of the Codex Parisinus.. It… Continue Reading “New York, Pierpont Morgan M.462”

Pliny the Younger MSS

This article contains the siglum, names, alleged datings, and alleged parents of the texts of Pliny the Younger’s MSS. There are four main groups; 10-book MSS, 9-book MSS, 8-book MSS, and 100 letters. MSS “A”, “i”, and “a” are the only 3 that include… Continue Reading “Pliny the Younger MSS”

The Texts of Josephus’ War of the Jews

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the main textual sources used for the Josephus’ War of the Jews texts. All the sources were created after the alleged year of 900AD. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ P, A. 10th or 11th cc. M,… Continue Reading “The Texts of Josephus’ War of the Jews”

The Texts of Josephus’ Antiquities

This article aims to establish the creation dates of the textual sources used for the Josephus’ Antiquities texts. All the surviving MSS were created between the 9th (maybe 10th) and 15th centuries. It was first printed in 1470 in Latin by Johann Schüssler in… Continue Reading “The Texts of Josephus’ Antiquities”

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