Codex 1241 added to the VMR
- Images of the minuscule 1241 have been added to the Virtual manuscripts
1241 has a very good text in Lk and a somewhat better text in the first half
It is Byzantine in Mt and Mk.
With the help of the images I found two errors in NA:
In Lk 10:11 NA notes 1241 for txt (EIS TOUS PODAS), but it reads with A et
al. EIS TOUS PODAS HMWN. IGNTP has it correctly.
In Lk 22:43 (the angel appeared ...) 1241 reads APO TOU OURANOU. NA does not
note 1241. IGNTP has it correctly again.
It is interesting that 1241 has Lk 22:43-44, but omits 23:34. Only Theta
does the same.
In Lk 9:55-56 1241 has the short reading and omits additionally KAI
EPOREUQHSAN EIS ETERAN KWMHN. No other witness does this.
The Long Ending of Mk is somewhat separated from the rest on a new page. The
last part of Mk 16:8 is on the bottom of the previous page, centered and
closed with a +.
The Long Ending starts on the next page with a triangular shape.
In 1241 the PA is not present in John. The text runs without sign or note
from 7:52 to 8:12.
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
- Just looking over the images quickly, it already looks like Lake's description of 1241's treatment of the end of Mark needs some correction/clarification. There is at least one other page where the last line is not complete and a sentence is brought to its conclusion, followed by a "+", for example "ESTIN+" is the only occupant of the last line of the page ending with Luke 6:36, and "_PNS_ AGIOU" (with no "+") is the only occupant of the last line of the page that ends in the middle of Lk. 1:66.
The abbreviation for "Third Heothina-reading" is in the upper left margin on the page containing Mk. 16:9-20. (The abbreviation for "Second Heothina-reading" is on the previous page, to the right of Mk. 16:1.)
The closing verses of Jn are given a shape something like a topheavy hourglass. Or, like an large inverted triangle, a short rectanglar block , and a small triangle, in a stack. (There's a note to the right that probably should be given a close look.)
I'll need to clear some time in my schedule to look at this MS more closely. Thanks for mentioning it. (And thanks to the overseers of the Virtual Manuscript Room, too!)
Yours in Christ,
James Snapp, Jr.