Thursday, March 29, 2012

Codex Bezae online

Codex Bezae is online!

http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-NN-00002-00041/

14 comments:

  1. weird...this Codex used to be available at a site called pericopeadulterae.com, but now its a broken link.

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  2. this is great news. I hope the same happens with their Cairo Genizah palimpsests and also the papyri.

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  3. Thanks! These images are good.
    And you can download them, contrary to Codex Sinaiticus.

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  4. you could potentially download the Sin. images, too - but you'd have to pay 60 quid each (if you want the premium quality). Tragically.

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  5. Browsing through the images one can clearly see how someone applied a chemical agent (brown color) to a lot of pages in a very rough manner. At least it looks like this to me.

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  6. The resolution of the downloaded images is pretty low compared with zooming in on the web site.

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  7. They are going to be pretty useful. Spotted one error in Scrivener's transcription already.

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  8. Glad you're finding Bezae images useful. We will be adding a full transcription of this later this year. Also expanding the Cairo Genizah collection and adding in some further biblical texts. If there are particular manuscripts you would like to see included, let us know via the website's feedback form. Grant Young (Project Manager for the Cambridge Digital Library)

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  9. Now if only the other D were available. Someone with clout should prod the French into doing something similar with Claromontanus.

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  10. Congratulations and thanks to those responsible! What a great addition to the online TC manuscript resources!

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  11. Strangely, there's an obvious error in the explanatory text, where it says:

    "The genealogy of Jesus in Luke's Gospel is arranged in reverse order so as to conform more closely with that in Matthew. It is on Folios 195v to 197."

    On the referenced pages, the genealogy is in the same order as in other Luke mss. What gives?

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  12. Anon: "On the referenced pages, the genealogy is in the same order as in other Luke mss. What gives?"

    The explanation should read,

    "The genealogy of Jesus in Luke's Gospel is replaced, for the generations between Joseph and David, with Matthew's genealogy arranged in reverse order to conform with that of Luke. It is on Folios 195v to 197r."

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  14. Anonymous,
    The situation is a bit more complex even than that. Bezae's Lucan genealogy is thoroughly schematised to give Jesus' royal lineage all the way back to God via Adam. It incorporates information from Matt. 1, 1 Chron. 3, and Gen. 11 with:
    20 generations from Adam to Abraham,
    14 from Abraham to David,
    20 from David to Jeconias, and
    14 from Jeconias to Jesus.
    All counted inclusively, and in the reverse order of course.

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