Evangelical Textual Criticism

Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Faddan More Psalter

In 2006, this parchment manuscript of the Psalms in Latin was unearthed in a peat bog in Ireland (ed.: as noted in ETC). Fortunately, the worker operating the backhoe had the good sense to immediately recover the manuscript with peat to prevent decay. The handwriting suggests a date in the eighth century. The National Museum of Ireland has more information available on its website; in particular, I recommend downloading the report by John Gillis and Anthony Read which includes a number of fascinating photographs and a description of how they are drying the moisture out of the manuscript.

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for th info Christian. Hope you're well bro.

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  2. This Psalter, btw, may have originated at Birr, where a full replica of the Macregol Gospels resides in the library. (I have made a short note about this; see "Macregol Gospels" in the Files at the TC-Alternate group.)

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.

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