Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CSNTM: New Manuscripts On-line

News from the Centre for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (Robert D. Marcello):
In November of 2011 CSNTM traveled to the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana (BML) in Florence Italy. This is a phenomenal library founded by the Medici family. Here, the old library, which was designed by none other than Michelangelo himself, can be seen in all of its glory. It now holds over 2500 papyri, 11,000 manuscripts, and 128,000 printed texts. Because of this trip, CSNTM is proud to announce the addition of new images of 28 manuscripts from the BML. This excellent collection contains papyri, majuscules, minuscules, and lectionaries. Among the many treasures we digitized was an eleventh-century lectionary, written entirely in gold letters (GA Lect 117). Another manuscript had Paul’s epistles after the book of Revelation—a very rare phenomenon GA 620). And we photographed a complete Greek New Testament manuscript—one of only sixty known to exist (GA 367). We thank the library and their staff for their graciousness and willingness to digitally preserve these manuscripts. The following manuscripts may now be found HERE.
P35, P36, P48, P89, P95, 0171, 0172, 0173, 0175, 0176, 0207, 198, 199, 200, 362, 365, 366, 367, 619, 620, 1979, L112, L117, L118, L291, L510, L604, L2210.


  1. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe all of these were already imaged and posted on the INTF's Virtual Manuscript Room collection.

  2. Robert Marcello3/20/2013 9:56 pm


    CSNTM digitized them, and INTF got copies as well. CSNTM's contract was just finalized, so the images are now available. We will be notifying soon of more additions.

    Rob Marcello

  3. But these aren't new manuscripts. Some of them are pretty old.

    Yours in Christ,

    James Snapp, Jr.


  4. Rob...Thanks for the clarification, am looking forward to more images going online.