Ambrosiano O 39 sup.

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The ms. Ambrosiano O 39 sup. – is a manuscript of the Hexapla of Origen dated to the late ninth century C.E. written in a codex form. This is a palimpsest. The manuscript is designated with the number 1098 in the list of the septuagint manuscripts as the classification of Alfred Rahlfs.

Description[edit]

The codex is written in five columns per page, unlike other portions of the Hexapla it does not contain one column written in hebrew language. The first column is a sequential transliteration from the hebrew to Greek text, in the second probably a translation of Aquila, the third is a version of Symmachus, the fourth contain a text of the Septuaginta and the fifth column contains the Greek version of Quinta.[1]

The tetragrammaton occur in square Hebrew characters in all the five columns in the following places within the Book of Psalms: 18:30, 31, 41, 46; 28:6,7,8; 29:1 (x2), 2 (x2), 3 (x2); 30:1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10, 10, 12; 31:1, 5, 6, 9, 21, 23 (x2), 24; 32:10, 11; 35:1, 22, 24, 27; 36:5; 46:7, 8, 11; 89:49 (in the columns 1, 2 and 4), 51, 52. This is the last manuscript known that contains the Septuagint text with the Divine Name.

History[edit]

A facsimilar and a textual transcription was published in 1958 by Giovanni Mercati in a publication entitled: Psalterii Hexapli Reliquiae... Pars prima. Codex Rescriptus Bybliothecae Ambrosianae O 39 sup. Phototypice Expressus et Transcriptus.[2] The manuscript is kept in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, located at Milan (O. 39 sup.).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Harold W. Attridge (1992). Eusebius, Christianity, and Judaism. Detroit, Michigan: Wayne State University Press. p. 553. ISBN 0-8143-2361-8.
  2. ^ Giovanni Mercati (1958). Psalterii Hexapli Reliquiae . . . Pars prima. Codex Rescriptus Bybliothecae Ambrosianae O 39 sup. Phototypice Expressus et Transcriptus. Vatican City: Vatican Library.

Bibliography[edit]

Metzger, Bruce Manning (1981). Manuscripts of the Greek Bible: an introduction to Greek palaeography. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 108, 109. ISBN 0-19-502924-0.

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