Early Greek Bible Manuscripts Project
A team from the EGBMP (Dr Head and Mr Jongkind) have recently identified portions of five NT majuscule manuscripts among a collection of unidentified Greek manuscript fragments in the possession of a private collector in Cambridge. They are all quite small (having been cut up in antiquity and used for binding materials), but comprise material from Romans, Mark, John, and Luke covering a period form IV/V to VIII cent. Further details will be posted when they are available.
Supplementary Information (28.8.03): The identified biblical manuscripts have now been registered with the official lists as follows:
Gk 1: Romans 8.1-13 (VIII-IX) is Gregory-Aland (Munster) 0311
Gk 2: Luke 5.23-24, 30-31; 7.9, 17-18 (III0-IV) is Gregory-Aland 0312
Gk 3: Mark 4.9, 15 (V) is Gregory-Aland 0313
Gk 4: John 5.43 (VI) is Gregory-Aland 0314
Gk 5: Mark 2.19, 21, 25; 3.2 (IV-V) is Gregory-Aland 0315
Gk 6: Jer 14.3-9 (IV) is Rahlfs (Gottingen) 897
The primary aim of the project is to build up the holdings of facsimiles, photographs and microfilms of biblical manuscripts in the Tyndale House Library and to encourage research in this area. We plan to develop a web-based catalogue of relevant material so that potential researchers can check the holdings in this area (an on-line catalogue of published material is already available: Tyndale House: Catalogue Keyfind). Further news of this web-based catalogue will be released here when it comes on-line.
A subsidiary aim is to establish a range of web-based resources for scholarly work in the area of Greek biblical manuscripts. In particular we hope to host and maintain a wide-ranging list of published and web-based photographs of biblical manuscripts. These are currently under active development. Anyone interested in participating should contact the Project Director.
Lists of NT Manuscripts (with info, picture location and links) [Rough draft, Oct 17, 2003]