Teunis van Lopik<<
Thanks Teunis, for more information on the "Vienna manuscript" that contained the Comma Johanneum in the margin, added by Melanchthon. But the mystery remains: is this a sixth manuscript with the CJ in the margin, or can it be identified with one of the five already listed?
I have yet to see a complete listing of all named manuscripts of 1 John known to contain the CJ in Greek, so I give it here:
61, Codex Ravianus, 918, 2318, 2473
Pre-1516 mss with late additions to the margin:
88, 177, 221, 429, 636, ?Vienna manuscript?
The thing to do would be to
investigate the history of the five mss listed immediately above to see if any of them may have been stored in Vienna during the 16th century. Or, investigate the Viennese libraries to see if this "Vienna Manuscript" turns out, like 177 in the Bavarian, to be yet another hitherto unnoticed member of the above list.
Should both of these lines of inquiry turn up dry, we would have to assume, for the time being at least, that the "Vienna manuscript" is no longer extant.
On a side note, when Gregory compiled the first Liste in 1908, he left off Codex Ravianus because it was already known to be a copy of a printed text (the Complutensian, with some input from marginal readings in Stephanus). This practice, however, has not continued. In addition to 918, 2318, and 2473, we now have 2427 to add to the list of hand-copies of printed editions identified by Gregory-Aland number. I would recommend to the folks at
Muenster that they restore Codex Ravianus to the list of numbered Greek manuscripts.