Re: A Vaticanus facsimile on display (was: Vaticanus OT online?)
- --- 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.