Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Scribe Quiz (a.k.a. "The Geeekiest Quiz on the internet")

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Here is another blog quiz (for earlier quizzes see: the conjectural emendation quiz, the geography quiz, a monastery quiz, a western text quiz, a NT majuscule manuscript quiz, a general manuscript quiz). This one is a little different, a little more difficult, some might even say down-right impossible. I'm not so sure (but I've got an answer key!). So, you have to identify the manuscript and the scribe.


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10 comments :

  1. Number 7 looks like Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus. I'll venture a guess that it's the NT scribe.

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  2. Number 6 looks like Codex Sinaiticus Scribe A.

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  3. All I see is a student's wish list....

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  4. But notice the apricot coloured ink...

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  5. It is pretty obvious that these alphas are all from a first century fragment of a Gospel, most likely located in cave 4 of the Qumran Caves.

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  6. We never got the answers to this quiz. #8 looks like Sinaiticus, and #2 looks like 032

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  7. #9 could almost be Codex Bezae.

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  8. Just for the record, here are the answers. Apologies for the ridiculousness of the quiz.

    1. Sinaiticus, Scribe D

    2. Sinaiticus, Scribe A

    3. Sinaiticus, Scribe B

    4. Alexandrinus, Scribe III

    5. Alexandrinus, Scribe IV

    6. Alexandrinus, Scribe V

    7. Codex Bezae

    8. Vaticanus

    9. Ephraimi Rescriptus

    10. Washington

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  9. We clearly aren't palaeographers. At least we had the right set of Manuscripts;).

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