Re: CSNTM images now available
- "Ivan Y. Yong" wrote:
<< Go to http://www.csntm.org and click on "Manuscripts." >>
Check this out:
To photograph these 30 manuscripts, over 14,000 single-leaf images
were taken. Among the manuscripts photographed, the team encountered
four manuscripts that were previously unknown to Western
scholarship. First, portions of two previously unknown uncial
manuscripts were photographed (the first uncial manuscripts known to
exist in Istanbul), one of which is an early text from the Gospel of
St. Mark and the other is an early leaf from Saint Basil. Second,
the team photographed two other previously unknown, complete NT
manuscripts written in Greek minuscule hand.
The Gospel of St. Mark uncial manuscript deserves special attention.
It is a palimpsest (a manuscript containing an older text that was
scraped away) consisting of two leaves from Mark, chapters three and
six. Since these leaves are the last two leaves of a 12th century
non-biblical text, it would seem that the two scraped leaves were
appropriated by the scribe of this 12th century manuscript in the
final moments of his manuscript composition. The underlying uncial
letters, though barely visible, are written in a large and stately
hand. The date of the palimpsest is tentatively estimated to be 3rd
to 4th century.