Codex alexandrinus. #.: Novum Testamentum gręce ex antiquissimo codice alexandrino a C. G. Woide olim descriptum

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Williams & Norgate, et D. Nutt, 1860 - 503 pages
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The contents of the New Testament as preserved in Codex Alexandrinus (which was produced sometime in the 400's).

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Page iii - The material is thin, fine, and very beautiful vellum, often discoloured at the edges, which have been injured by time, but more by the ignorance or carelessness of the modern binder, who has not always spared the text, especially at the upper inner margin. The manuscript is written in a light and elegant hand,- in uncial letters. These letters, at the end of a line, are often very small, and much of the writing is very pale and faint. Each page contains two columns of text. In the margins to the...
Page vi - ... the characters, and they cannot be read without the aid of a lens and in a strong light. Moreover, the ferruginous matter contained in the ink has produced an infinite number of minute holes in the parchment, giving it the appearance of lace-work, and which occasionally, but not so often as could be expected, add seriously to the difficulty of the reading. These holes are not in all the leaves, but only in a portion of them, and the vellum is frequently more legible on one side than on the other....
Page xvi - John; the fourteen Epistles of Paul; two Epistles of Peter, three of John, one of James, one of Jude; two Epistles of Clement; and the Constitutions...
Page xviii - I have examined at least twenty times within as many years, and yet am not quite able to assent to the conclusion of Mr. Cowper when, he says ' we hope that no one will think it possible, either with or without a lens, to ascertain the truth of the matter by any inspection of the Codex
Page xvii - ... able to determine whether the transverse line was originally there; that is, whether the scribe wrote omicron or theta. Woide quotes authorities for the existence of the line, but it is possible they saw no more than we see, a mere shadow across the letter nearly at its centre, rather above than beneath it.
Page v - ... the lower corners of the leaves are the remains of an Arabic enumeration, but it is of course far more modern than the text, and is chiefly important as a proof that the volume has passed through Oriental hands. The text of the manuscript has been repeatedly retouched in ancient and modern times, and probably oftener than we have been able to determine. These corrections are partly by the original scribe, frequently by apparently two ancient correctors, and in some instances by at least two modern...
Page xviii - The mere absence or invisibility of the crossline of the theta would not of itself be demonstrative, because it has disappeared in a number of cases about •which no question ever has been or ever will be raised.
Page v - Since its arrival in this country the volume has been rebound, the leaves have been numbered, and the modern chapters have been indicated ; — these figures are all the work of Patrick Junius. The nature of the ink, and the great age of the manuscript, have in many places caused the partial or almost total disappearance of the characters, and they cannot be read without the aid of a lens and in a strong light. Moreover, the ferruginous matter contained in the ink has produced an infinite number...
Page xxxiii - Ъу the, vnll of God, was a truth so vividly and firmly implanted in his consciousness, that he commonly includes an expression of it in the beginning of his Epistles. See 2 Cor. i. 1 ; GaL i. 1 ; Eph. i. 1 ; Col. i. 1 ; 1 Tim. i. 1 ; 2 Tim. i. 1. " Sua ipsius volśntate P. nunquam factus esset apostolus,
Page iii - The portion containing the New Testament is a volume measuring somewhat more than ten inches wide and fourteen inches high. The material is thin, fine, and very beautiful vellum, often discolored at the edges, which have been injured by time, but more by the ignorance or carelessness of the modern binder, who has not always spared the text, especially at the upper-inner margin.

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