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6214TC-related Gifts and Dreams for the New Year

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  • james_snapp_jr
    Dec 31, 2010
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      Merry Christmas! Here's a little present for everyone: the new Library of New Testament Textual Criticism. It is a newborn webpage, but these 22 books should be a good start, at


      That's free. But what if you received an expensive gift -- say, the Sinaiticus facsimile -- for Christmas, and now you're wondering, "What can I give to Scott for Christmas 2011 now that Scott has given me the Siniaticus facsimile for Christmas 2010? It must be text-critically interesting and appropriately sumptuous."

      Well, why not investigate the facsimiles at http://www.adeva.com/faks_index_az_en.asp ? There they have a facsimile of Matenadaran 2472 (formerly known as Etchmiadsin 229)!

      A facsimile of Matenadaran 2472 is also offered at OMI --

      The Adeva site also offers a facsimile of Codex Sigma - the Rossano Gospels. (Btw, don't believe Metzger's statement in "Manuscripts of the Greek Bible - An Introduction to Palaeography," p. 46, where he says that Rossanensis only has the text of Mark up to 14:14. The same mistake was made by Scrivener but it was corrected in later editions of his Plain Introduction. Sanday pointed out the typo.)

      They offer the Drogo Sacramentary there, too, but if you're going to get a Latin MS, surely it would be best to go with the facsimile of Codex Amiatinus at

      http://www.omifacsimiles.com/brochures/bib_amiat.html . The price is not listed; it's probably so inexpensive that you can afford several!

      Somehow, the facsimile of B is there too:

      Also, at the Online Gift Shop of the Institute for Biblical and Scientific Studies -- to which there is a link at http://www.bibleandscience.com
      -- in the "Ancient Manuscripts and Bibles" section, they offer replicas of various papyri, including some New Testament papyri (P52, P39, P64, P66. A replica of a page of Gothic Codex Argenteus is also for sale. How cool is that?!

      Happy New Year!

      Yours in Christ,

      James Snapp, Jr.