ITSEE news ========= An article by H.A.G. Houghton identifying the eighth-century Insular Gospels held in the National Library of Russia, St Petersburg, as aApr 6, 2010 1 of 1View Source
“An article by H.A.G. Houghton identifying the eighth-century Insular Gospels held in the National Library of Russia, St Petersburg, as a witness to an Old Latin version of the Gospels has been published in the current issue of the Journal of Theological Studies. The manuscript has been given the siglum VL9A by the Vetus Latina-Institut in Beuron. A full transcription of the text of John in this manuscript is included in the latest update to the Vetus Latina Iohannes Electronic Edition.”
The Gospel text got the number VL 9A. Its transcription has been added to the online Vetus Latina Iohannes.
A quick comparison shows that in the PA the manuscript agrees at certain points with variants of Codex Palatinus (e).
Houghton suggests "that these renderings go back to
the earliest stratum of Latin translations."
"One of the most interesting readings is in John 1:13, where only the first three letters of nati sunt are definitely original: this suggests that the first-hand reading may have been nat<us est>, a form known primarily from VL 4 [b] and Tertullian."
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There are other interesting articles in this issue:
"The Date and Provenance of the Gospel of Barnabas"
by Jan Joosten
"An Unidentified Patristic Quotation in Jerome’s Commentary on Galatians (3.6.11)" (--> Eusebius of Emesa)
by Andrew Cain
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany