# Codex Palatinus

The Codex Palatinus, designated by e or 2 (in Beuron system), is a 5th-century Latin Gospel Book. The text, written on purple dyed vellum in gold and silver ink (as are codices a b f i j), is a version of the old Latin. Most of the manuscript was in the Austrian National Library at Vienna (Cod. 1185) until 1919, when it was transfered to Trento, where it is now being kept as Ms 1589 in the Library of Buonconsiglio Castle[1]. Two leaves were separated from the manuscript in the 18th century: one is now in the library of Trinity College, Dublin (MS 1709), the other in the British Library (Add. MS 40107) at London (Digital images).[2]

## Description

The manuscript contains the text of the four Gospels. The Gospels follow in the Western order.[2]

It has numerous lacunae.[3]

The Latin text of the codex is basically African recension, but it has been strongly Europeanized.[4]

In John 1:34 it reflects ὁ ἐκλεκτός along with the manuscripts ${\displaystyle {\mathfrak {P}}}$5, ${\displaystyle {\mathfrak {P}}}$106, א, b, ff2, syrc, syrs.[5]

## History

The manuscript was acquired from Trent between 1800 and 1829.[3] It was edited by Constantin von Tischendorf (Evangelicum Palatinum ineditum, Leipzig 1847), Johannes Belsheim, and Jülicher.[2][6]