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Vaticanus' Background: A Possible Lead

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  • James Snapp, Jr.
    When recently trying to find online exhibits of NT MSS (such as the cleverly designed Byzantium: Faith and Power exhibit that was at the Metropolitan Museum
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 15, 2009
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      When recently trying to find online exhibits of NT MSS (such as the
      cleverly designed "Byzantium: Faith and Power" exhibit that was at the
      Metropolitan Museum of Art), I happened to find a description of
      Giovanni Tortelli's "De orthographia." Apparently this is something
      written in honor of Nicholas V, congratulating him upon the founding of
      the Vatican Library.

      Has anybody read this Latin text? Perhaps Tortelli happens to mention
      where the Vatican Library acquired its manuscripts; maybe something is
      said about Cardinal Bessarion; maybe some by-the-way note identifies
      where notable manuscripts were obtained. Even if the chances are only,
      say, 1 in 200, it could be worthwhile to sift through "De orthographia."

      Yours in Christ,

      James Snapp, Jr.
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