Codex Corbeiensis II

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The Codex Corbeiensis II, designated by ff2 or 8 (in the Beuron system), is a 5th-century Latin Gospel Book. The text, written on vellum, is a version of the old Latin. The manuscript contains 190 parchment folio with the text of the four Gospels with lacunae (Matt 1:1-11:16; Luke 9:48; 10:20.21; 11:45-12:6.7; John 17:15-18:9; 20:22-21:8).[1] Written in a beautiful round uncial hand.[2]

Gospels follow in the sequence: Matthew, Luke, John, Mark.[1]

The Latin text of the codex is a representative Western text-type in itala recension.[3] The text is akin to preserved in Codex Vercellensis and Codex Veronensis.[4]

The manuscript formerly belonged to the monastic Library of Corbie Abbey, on the Somme, near Amiens; and with the most important part of that Library was transferred to St. Germain des Prés at Paris, about the year 1638, and was there numbered 195.[2] It was quoted by Sabatier, Bianchini gave a collation in Mark, Luke, and John. Full text was published by Johannes Belsheim, Augustine Calmet,[3] Migne, and Jülicher.[1]

Currently it is housed at the National Library of France (Lat. 17225) at Paris.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Bruce M. Metzger, The Early Versions of the New Testament, Oxford University Press, 1977, p. 296.
  2. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament. Vol. 2 (4 ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. p. 46.
  3. ^ a b Gregory, Caspar René (1902). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. Vol. 2. Leipzig. p. 603.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  4. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, Oxford University Press 2005, p. 102.

Further reading[edit]

  • Augustine Calmet, Commentarius literalis in omnes libros Novi Testamenti Latinis litteris traditus a Ioanne Dominico Mansi, Würzburg, Vol. 2 (1787), p. 276-302.
  • Buchanan, E. S. (1906). "The Codex Corbeiensis (ff. II". Journal of Theological Studies. VII (26). The Clarendon Press: 236–267. doi:10.1093/jts/os-VII.26.236. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
  • E. S. Buchanan, The four Gospels from the Codex Corbeiensis ff2 (Old Latin Biblical Texts, v; Oxford, 1907), pp. 1–96.
  • A. Jülicher, Itala. Das Neue Testament in Altlateinischer Überlieferung, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin, New York, 1976. (Marcus Evangelium)

External links[edit]

Manuscript images online at the National Library of France.