Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Round 4

Important places for textual criticism. Any guesses as to identity?












Daniel Buck said...

#8 is Qumran. #10 is too small to identify in the picture.

All the rest appear to be Universities, and they all look pretty much the same.

Maybe next post will have some ancient illuminations of patristic critics' libraries?

P J Williams said...

Good start. Can you supply a cave number for #8?

Only a minority of the pictures could be classed as University buildings, but some look the same because they're in the same country.

JV said...

#10 appears to be St. Catherine’s Monestary, while #9 looks a bit like the Vatican library. Is #6 the Ambrosian library in Milan?

Tommy Wasserman said...

#2 INTF in Münster

Daniel Buck said...

Cave 1, of course.

Jan Krans said...

#1 is Beuron.

Jan Krans said...

and #6 is the John Rylands Library.

C. Stirling Bartholomew said...

#7 Monestary at Mt Athos

#10 St. Catherine’s Monestary

#8 Cave 4? just a guess

Eric Rowe said...

JV, I concur with you on both St. Catherine's, and the Vatican museum. I can also say that the U. of Michigan is not included in the list (perhaps rightly--but it would have to be in the top 20 for sure).

Peter M. Head said...

So far:
#1 = Beuron (stated with such confidence it must be true, looks right anyway)
#2 = INTTF Munster
#3 = ????
#4 = ????
#5 = ????
#6 = John Rylands (right colour, not much detail) [Ambrosian?]
#7 = Monastery at Mt Athos (certainly a monastery somewhere, presumably we still need to identify which monastery, and thus confirm Mt Athos - looks right for Athos, plenty of overgrown scrub)
#8 = Qumran Cave (cave 1, cave 4?)
#9 = Vatican?
#10 = St Catherine's

P J Williams said...

So we have the following correct identifications:

1. Beuron (home of materials of the Vetus Latina Institut)
2. INTF, Münster (until they move)
6. John Rylands Library, Manchester
7. Monastery on Athos; but which?
8. Cave 1, Qumran
9. Vatican Library
10. St Catherine's (BTW I also often read St Catharine's. Can anyone enlighten me as to the correct English spelling?)

Now I'm sure that many of you have walked past the beautiful sculpture in #5, but perhaps you tried to block it out of your minds. Can't you appreciate modern art?

Jan Krans said...

#7 is the Great Lavra monastery (home of 015 044 049 0167 1071 1448 1505 1506 1735 1739)
#5 is the British Library

Jan Krans said...

#5: the statue is by Paolozzi and represents (if that is the correct word) Newton; well chosen then, for Newton was a well-known textual critic of the New Testament, besides a few other things.

P J Williams said...

So all except for the remaining German ones have been identified.

Tommy Wasserman said...

#3 is Lagarde-Haus in Göttingen, home of the "Septuaginta-Unternehmen" of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.

Probably, Peter fetched some of the images from round 1 ("Who are these?") from their homepage:


P J Williams said...

Well done, Tommy. This leaves only the Niedersachsen building that I thought all along was the hardest.

P J Williams said...

One more clue on #4: it was once celebrated as the eight wonder of the world (and boasts so on its website).

Eric Rowe said...

"One more clue on #4: it was once celebrated as the eight wonder of the world."

The home of Andre' the Giant?

Tommy Wasserman said...

#4 Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel

Tommy Wasserman said...

The reason I found this place was the clue "Niedersachsen". When I looked for the towns of Niedersachsen, Wolfenbüttel stood out because I had just read a book about our top national book treasure here in Sweden, the Codex Argenteus (=the Silver Bible). Besides the Silver Bible, there are very few Gothic texts. One is a palimpsest, Codex Carolinus in *Wolfenbüttel*, 4 leaves, with fragments of Romans 11-15.

Here is a good overview:


P J Williams said...

All locations now correctly identified.