Thanks, Mr. Polonsky - Codex 08 and Others Online
one can view the beginning of a massive project: the digitalization of dozens and dozens of manuscripts – Greek manuscripts, Hebrew manuscripts, and early printed books.
Codex 08 (E, Laudian Acts) is among the few MSS already digitized at the site. To view Codex E, put the cursor over the “Sections” label, wait for a little menu to appear, click on “Greek Manuscripts,” find the title “Holdings at the Bodleian” and click on that, and then click on the manuscript’s name in the text that should then appear.
Or just click on the image of a part of a page from Codex E in the side-bar.
Or just click this link:
Acts 8:36 is at the bottom of fol. 70r (= Image 147) at
and 8:37 is on fol. 70v. (= Image 148) at
The transcription of E in the UBS apparatus is accurate, except E includes the final N in EIPEN.
Here’s what is already digitized and available to view at the site so far:
And here’s a list of the Greek MSS they plan to digitize:
Looking for more information about the generous Polonsky Foundation, I found that Leonard Polonsky, who became very financially secure in the insurance business, was married in 2001 to Georgette Bennett (the widow of rabbi Marc H. Tanenbaum), who is a friend of Rudy Giuliani, and the happy couple has contributed to MS-digitalization previously; see, for example, http://jtsa.edu/The_Library/Polonsky_Digitization_Project.xml . Apparently Mr. Polonsky is still alive; in a news-report from December 4, 2013 , he and his wife are pictured with New York mayor Bloomberg at http://brooklyneagle.com/articles/bloomberg-bp-banter-and-bask-bards-blessed-words-hail-long-awaited-stage-2013-10-22-183000 at the opening of a new theatre.
Somebody should name a manuscript or two in honor of Leonard Polonsky and Georgette Bennett.
Yours in Christ,
James Snapp, Jr.