Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Most Interesting Thing in Tselikas's Report for the Biblical Archaeology Review

Tselikas tells us (a) the oldest known copy of Clement's Quis Dives Salvetur originally came from Mar Saba and (b) texts routinely get moved from monastery to monastery:

The scribe who copied the text at the time mentioned should have a model in miniscule writing certainly dating from the 9th century onwards. For example, the ms No. 414 of the collection of the Holy Sepulchre contains the work of Clement "Who is the saved rich. " The ms dates to the late 17th century, is written in Jerusalem, and seems to be a direct copy of the ms 23 of the collection of the Monastery of the Holy Cross, which dates from the 9th century and in much earlier years was in the monastery of St. Sabba (until to 1857 or 1864). It is worth noting that all the manuscripts of the monastery, except for a few modern and historically lower or some that were forgotten in the cells, as well as some foreign language (Arabic and Russian) moved from the Patriarch Nicodemus the year 1887 and joined the central library of the Patriarchate in Jerusalem [Textological Observations]

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