Beta

Rahlfs S

London, British Library, Add. 43725. No diktyon: 39225.
Leipzig, Universitätsbibliothek, Gr. 1. No diktyon: 38316.
St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Ф. № 906 (Gr.) 2. No diktyon: 57069.
ibid., Ф. № 906 (Gr.) 259. No diktyon: 57331.
ibid., Ф. № 906 (Gr.) 843. No diktyon: 57913.
ibid., Ф. № 536, Оп. 1. ОЛДП, Oct. 156. No diktyon: 57946.
Sinai, St. Catherine's Monastery, ΜΓ 1. No diktyon: 61039.
GA Number: 01, Trismegistos ID: 62315, LDAB IDs: 3478; 62315.
s. IV | Parchment, 407 ff., 381 × 355 mm  the format differs: 381 × 336–355 mm, 2, 4 col. |  Majuscule (Biblical Majuscule). | Provenance: Probably Caesarea, Palestine. On the provenance of Codex Sinaiticus see Fraenkel, 202–203. The main arguments for an origin in Caesarea are two scribal oversights in the New Testament part of the manuscript, namely: (1) Matth. 13:54: εἰς τὴν πατρίδα, v.l. εἰς τὴν Ἀντιπατρίδα Codex Sinaiticus; referring to the town Antipatris, 45 km south of Caesarea. (2) Act. 8:5 Σαμαρείας, v.l. Καισαρείας Codex Sinaiticus. The manuscript was probably first bound in the 6th century. Skeat therefore assumes that the manuscript did not leave the scriptorium during the first two centuries. Fraenkel assumes that the manuscript was brought to St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai right after its foundation (between 548 and 565 AD). The history of the discovery of Codex Sinaiticus in May 1844 by Konstantin Tischendorf.
Codex Sinaiticus. Pandect of the Greek Bible (OT and NT). | On the discovery of Codex Sinaiticus see Fraenkel, 203–204. | Collation: LXXGotText-type: varying text-type.
Content
Petrop. 259, frg. 1Gen. 23:19–24:4; 24:5–8; 24:10–14; 24:17–19; 24:25–27; 24:30–33; 24:36–41; 24:43–46 cf. Fraenkel, 331
Petrop. 2Gen. 24:9–10. 41–43 cf. Fraenkel, 325
Sinai, ff. 1r–12v + frg.Lev. 20:27–22:30 not included in Wevers, J.W./Quast, U. (eds.): Leviticus (Septuaginta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum II/2), Göttingen 1986
Petrop. 259, frg. 2–3Num. 5:26–28. 28–30; 6:5–6; 6:11–12; 6:17–18; 6:22 init.–24; 7:4–5; 7:12–13; 7:15–20 (fragm.); 7:20–fin. cf. Fraenkel, 331
Sinai, ff. 1r–12v + frg.Num. 16:7–20:28; 23:22–26:2 not included in Wevers, J.W./Quast, U. (eds.): Numeri (Septuaginta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum III/2), Göttingen 22020
Sinai, ff. 1r–12v + frg.Deut. 3–4; 28:68–30:16 not included in Wevers, J.W./Quast, U. (eds.): Deuteronomium (Septuaginta. Vetus Testamentum Graecum auctoritate Academiae Scientiarum Gottingensis editum III/2), Göttingen 22006
Sinai, ff. 1r–12v + frg.Iud. 4:7–11:2 Göttingen edition in preparation
London, f. 1r–vI Par. 9:27–11:22 Göttingen edition in preparation
Leipzig, ff. 1r–4vI Par. 11:22–19:17 fin. Göttingen edition in preparation
Leipzig, ff. 4v–13rII Esdr. 9:9–fin. libri ed. Hanhart
Leipzig, ff. 13r–19rEst. ed. Hanhart
Leipzig, ff. 19r–19vTob. init. libri – 2:2 ed. Hanhart
London, ff. 2–8Tob. 2:2–fin lib. ed. Hanhart
London, ff. 8–13Idt. 1:1–11:13 ed. Hanhart
Petrop. Oct. 156Idt. 11:23 (sic)–12:9 ed. Hanhart
London, ff. 14–15Idt. 13:9–fin. libri ed. Hanhart
London, ff. 16–33I Mac. ed. Kappler
London, ff. 34–41IV Mac. Göttingen edition in preparation
London, ff. 42–68Is. ed. Ziegler
London, ff. 68–73Ier. 1:1–10:25 ed. Ziegler
Leipzig, ff. 20r–42vIer. 10:25 – fin. libri ed. Ziegler
Leipzig, ff. 42v–43vThr. init. libri – 2:20d ed. Ziegler
London, ff. 74–87Ioel–Mal. (Greek order) ed. Ziegler–Albrecht
London, ff. 88–128Psalmi Göttingen edition in preparation
London, ff. 128v–142vProv. Göttingen edition in preparation
London, ff. 143r–148rEccl. ed. Gentry
London, ff. 148r–151rCant. Göttingen edition in preparation
London, ff. 151r–160rSap. ed. Ziegler
London, ff. 160r–185rSir. ed. Ziegler
London, ff. 185v–199vIob ed. Ziegler
London, ff. 200r–347vN.T. + Barnabas see NTVMR on this part of the manuscript
Sinai, ff. 1r–12v + frg.Hermas
Petrop. 843, frg.Hermas, mand. II.7–III.2, IV.iii.4–6 this fragment probably belongs to the London leaf f. 347
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Catalogues
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Rahlfs, A.: Verzeichnis der griechischen Handschriften des Alten Testaments (Mitteilungen des Septuaginta–Unternehmens der königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2), Berlin 1914, 96, 226–229.
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