Friday, December 11, 2009

New Manuscripts up at CSNTM

Jeff Hargis, field director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts, announces on the TC discussion list that images of several manuscripts have been uploaded at the website here. These are from the University of Glasgow:
These manuscripts include P22, a third century fragment of John's gospel. Others include GA 560, GA 561, GA 562, GA lect 162, GA lect 239, GA lect 240, and GA lect 241. The manuscripts are posted on the "Manuscripts" section of the website. CSNTM is grateful to the University of Glasgow for permission to post these images.

One MS in the Glasgow collection that the team examined is MS Gen 229. It contains lectionary information and κεφάλαια for Matthew, a short hypothesis and indication of στίχοι in Matthew. However, it turned out that there is no actual NT text. Read Dan Wallace's story here.


  1. I read Dr. Wallace's description. Cunningham is blameless; by "chapters of Matthew" he meant the chapter-titles, of course.

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.

  2. "Taking just the four major nomina sacra (κύριος, θεός, χριστός, and Ἰησοῦς) results in more than 1000 fewer letters in the text. The rest of the nomina sacra combined probably equal that. The Nestle-Aland text would have approximately 90,000 letters in it if the nomina sacra had been written as such, and the Majority Text would have about 91,000 letters."

    I challenge this equation, given that one of the main differences between the two texts is that the Majority Text has a lot more holy names in it than does the NA text.

  3. "The text is on the verso side of a papyrus roll. Nothing discernible with the naked eye is on the recto side." --description of p22

    On the contrary, the number 1228 is clearly discernible on both fragments (in red), and 3 J 2 on the larger one.