Re: A Vaticanus facsimile on display (was: Vaticanus OT online?)
- Daniel, et al.
You mentioned that "Noah's list of supplies... is in a mix of paleo-Hebrew and cuneiform," but that this is "for another forum."
Please, please tell me where such a forum is. I would love to join it. (Sreiously: I enjoy this present group a lot, but where can I find a vigorous group of Biblical Hebrew scholars with whom to interact online?).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "bucksburg" <bucksburg@...> wrote:
> The Creation Museum in Kentucky is hosting some rare books from the Van Kempen Collection. Most of them are in a guarded room with no cameras allowed. But one of them is an opened facsimile of Codex Vaticanus, on display near Noah's Ark with no such prohibitions posted.
> I suppose I could take a picture of that page (probably NT, though) and post it to the group--but might this already be available elsewhere?
> There's also a display of Paul penning one of his epistles--using a very odd uncial font, in which Pi and Gamma are barely distinguishable. I could make out individual words (fully written-out NS) but not identify the text (Paul apparently didn't spell all that well when Tertius wasn't around).
> Noah's list of supplies being taken on board is in a mix of paleo-Hebrew and cuneiform, but that's for another forum.
> Daniel Buck
- --- In email@example.com, <sigebryht@...> wrote:
>> You mentioned that "Noah's list of supplies... is in a mix of paleo-Hebrew and cuneiform," but that this is "for another forum."<<b-hebrew@... is an email list for discussing Biblical Hebrew--similar to the former b-Greek list that many of us were on before it moved to an online forum. Just send them a 'subscribe' message.
BTW, I was able to identify the text of Paul's papyrus manuscript: 2 Timothy 3:15-17. What threw me off the most was the uncial ligature of EI, which I first took for a squared-off B, as the two letters are completely merged into each other. I also at first took U for N since it is written as a sans-serif V. The fact that I had to view the display upside-down wasn't a big hindrance, but it certainly didn't help any.
An interesting note: Not counting the DSS fragment facsimile, there are a total of six Hebrew manuscripts in the display, including a Karaite prayer book from the Cairo Geniza, and none of them have the Masoretic vocalization (I'm not altogether sure about the burned Torah Scroll from Romania, as it was upside-down and rolled up, but I couldn't see any in the little text that was visible). All that work on the seven crowned letters, using an incredibly fine stroke, but no vocalizations.