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. It is commonly believed to have been created in the 4th century. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ 1761 – Vitaliano Donati visits St. Catherine’s Monastery and records his experience in… Continue Reading


Codex Vaticanus

The Codex Vaticanus appeared out of obscurity in the second half of the 15th century. While some claim that its existence can be traced as far back as 1475, others think that the furthest back you can find it for certain is 1481. It is regarded as the oldest extant manuscript of a Greek Bible, and is one of… Continue Reading


Codex Vaticanus Graecus 984

Codex Vaticanus Graecus 984 is held in the Vatican Library in Rome, Italy. It appears that B. Niese was among the first to seriously analyze these MSS, along with Justus von Destinon. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ On the information presented in [1] These MSS are all written in Greek and are kept in the Biblioteca… Continue Reading


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 surface out of obscurity in the 17th century. It contains Ant. 11-20 and Vita (with lacunae). ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ This MS is from a larger collection which is split into… Continue Reading


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 of the two it is. The lost MSS are not listed.… Continue Reading


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. ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ ~~~~~ The bold letters are the manuscript’s siglum… Continue Reading