Syriac New Testament (British Library, Add. 14479)
British Library, Add. 14479, Syriac manuscript of the New Testament, on parchment. It is dated by a colophon to the year 534. It is one of the oldest manuscript of Peshitta and the earliest dated Peshitta Apostolos.
It contains the text of the fourteen Pauline epistles, on 101 leaves (8 ⅞ by 5 ½ inches), with only three lacunae (folio 1, 29, and 38). Written in one column per page, in 25-33 lines per page. The Hebrews is placed after Philemon. Numerous Syriac vowels and signs of punctuations have been added by a Nestorian hand, as well as a few Greek vowels by another reader.
It was written for the monastery in Edessa, in a small, elegant Estrangela hand in the year 533-534. The first folio was supplemented by a later hand in the twelfth century, folio 28 and 39 were supplemented in the thirteenth century.
- Other manuscripts
- Codex Phillipps 1388
- British Library, Add. 14455
- British Library, Add. 14459
- British Library, Add. 14669
- Sortable articles
- Bruce M. Metzger, The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission and Limitations (Oxford University Press 1977), p. 51.
- Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. 2 (4th ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 12.
- William Wright, Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the British Museum (2002), p. 86.
- Gregory, Caspar René (1902). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. 2. Leipzig. p. 520.
- William Wright, Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the British Museum (1870; reprint: Gorgias Press 2002).
- William Wright, Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the British Museum