Codex Palatinus

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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 transferred 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) in London (Digital images).[2]


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 𝔓5, 𝔓106, א, b, ff2, syrc, syrs.[5]


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]

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  1. ^ Description of the manuscript
  2. ^ a b c Bruce M. Metzger, The Early Versions of the New Testament, Oxford University Press, 1977, p. 296.
  3. ^ a b Scrivener, Frederick Henry Ambrose; Edward Miller (1894). A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament, Vol. 2 (fourth ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. pp. 45–46.
  4. ^ Bruce M. Metzger, The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration, Oxford University Press 2005, p. 102.
  5. ^ NA26, p. 249.
  6. ^ Gregory, Caspar René (1902). Textkritik des Neuen Testaments. Vol. 2. Leipzig. p. 602.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)

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