Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Codex Bezae Goes Digital



The digital Codex Bezae has been released today in Cambridge Digital Library along with transcriptions of the International Greek New Testament Project (IGNTP). There is also a description of the codex written by David Parker. Here is the first paragraph:

There are half-a-dozen ancient manuscripts which are the foundation of our understanding of the text of the New Testament writings. Among these stands the copy known since the sixteenth century as Codex Bezae Cantabrigiensis. Any manuscript which has survived from antiquity is a marvel for this reason alone, and as we explore its pages, we have a rare opportunity to explore a little of the written culture of late antique Christianity. Although in the past century some remarkable papyrus manuscripts have been recovered from the sands of Egypt, their discovery has in general served more to highlight the significance of the parchment manuscripts than to diminish it. 
Click this link to access high-resolution images and transcriptions of the IGNTP.

6 Comments:

P.J. Williams said...

This is really big news!

Darrell said...

I believe this has been out for a little while now. At least its the same link I bookmarked a while ago.

James E. Snapp, Jr. said...

Um, Codex Bezae has already been online for a while. How is this big news now?

Grant Young said...

While the images of the Bezae have been up for a few months, the transcription/edition is new and this is the first public press release we have put out featuring it. Also some other new items added in this release, such as the Nash papyrus. Grant Young, Cambridge

Tommy Wasserman said...

Thanks Grant.

Yes, since we have two officers of the IGNTP committee (I and Pete) we know that this part of the website was released publically yesterday.

James E. Snapp, Jr. said...

Well I guess that explains it.