Huntington MS 17
Huntington 17, bilingual Bohairic-Arabic, uncial manuscript of the New Testament, on a paper. It is dated by a colophon to the year 1174. It is the oldest manuscript with complete text of the four Gospels in Bohairic.
It contains the text of the four Gospels on 457 paper leaves (25.3 by 17.5 cm). The text is written in two columns per page, 20 lines per page. It contains a great number of marginal additions inserted by a later hand. Among these marginal additions it has the doxology in Matthew 6:13, in Luke 1:28 phrase ευλογημενε συ εν γυναιξιν are written in smaller hand; Luke 22:43–44 (the agony); 23:17; 23:34; Pericope Adultera (John 7:53-8:11). On the other hand the descent of the angel (John 5:3.4), which is wanting in many Bohairic manuscripts, stands in the text here.
The text is not divided according to the Ammonian Sections. It contains portraits of the Evangelists before each Gospel. It has some itacistic errors. It has some notes at the margin from later hand. According to Gregory its text is very good.
See also 
- Coptic versions of the Bible
- List of the Coptic New Testament manuscripts
- Biblical manuscript
- Huntington MS 20
- Codex Marshall Or. 6
- Oriental MS 424
- Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman, "The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption and Restoration", Oxford University Press (New York - Oxford, 2005), p. 112.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1902). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments 2. Leipzig: Hinrichs. p. 538.
- Constantin von Tischendorf, Editio Octava Critica maiora, vol. III, p. 869.
- Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 2. London: George Bell & Sons. p. 111.
- George Horner, The Coptic Version of the New Testament in the Northern Dialect, otherwise called Memphitic and Bohairic, 1 vol. (1898), p. XXXVIII
- George Horner, The Coptic Version of the New Testament in the Northern Dialect, otherwise called Memphitic and Bohairic, 1-2 vol. (1898).
Further reading 
- Arthur Cayley Headlam, Novum Testamentum, Oxonii 1889, pp. 182-190.
- George Horner, The Coptic Version of the New Testament in the Northern Dialect, otherwise called Memphitic and Bohairic, 1 vol. (1898), pp. XIII-XVI, XXXVIII-XLII