Monday, September 27, 2010

British Library Digitised Manuscript Website pt 1

Today the British Library launches its Digitised Manuscripts website. Read the announcements here and here ("The Medieval and Earlier Manuscripts Blog" formerly "The Digitised Manuscripts Blog").

In an earlier announcement on the blog this year, I reported that there would be 50 GNT MSS in the first phase. Now, it turns out to be 64! Hooray!

I have compiled an index of the digitized Greek New Testament MSS below. I have divided the index into several parts because of the maximum amount of labels in Blogger. The readers may thus search for a certain MS (GA ...) in the search box in the upper left corner.

GA G 011 (Codex Wolfi or Codex Harleianus)

GA R 027 (Codex Nitriensis)

GA 65

GA 72

GA 81

GA 104

GA 113 (The Gregory-Aland number is missing in the content description of the catalogue for this MS)

GA 114 (The Gregory-Aland number is missing in the content description of the catalogue for this MS)

GA 115

GA 116

GA 201

GA 202

GA 272

GA 312 pt 1

GA 312 pt 2

GA 321 (The Gregory-Aland number is missing in the content description of the catalogue for this MS; "Monologion" should be "Menologion")

GA 385

GA 478

GA 490

7 comments:

  1. This is wonderful. I took a peek at Codex Nitriensis (GA R 027) and it appears that the image has been altered to minimize the Syriac scriptio superior. Am I right? In some cases, the enhancement seems problematic. Overall, I have to say that I am very impressed, and that the images are great. I would love to see images of 086, as well as some the early BL Coptic and Syriac manuscripts.

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  2. For some reason, this link did not work in the prior post. Sorry.

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  3. Dear Tommy, thank you very much for this list. It is very helpful. The link on GA 312 pt 2 is broken. The right link is: http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/FullDisplay.aspx?ref=Add_MS_5116

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  4. Thanks Martin, I don't know why the link did not work. I am glad the index is helpful, I spent quite some time this morning compiling it.

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  5. Is it typical for a palimpsest to be overwritten at right angles to the underlying text? This was a common way of saving paper and postage back when both were relatively expensive.

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  6. Okay, I give up. How does one save the image???

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  7. Thank you so much for the index! Major time saver.

    It is a shame that the images of 027 are not "untouched." Why not provide both?

    As for saving, see the discussion at:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/textualcriticism/messages

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