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Biblical Manuscripts: Greek NT Manuscripts

A list of texts that can be found online to aid the study of textual criticism.

List of New Testament Papryi

List of New Testament Papyri - Excellent wikipedia article with links to various online databases that have facsimilies of the NT papyri.

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Codices and Papyri

Codex Bezae  is 4th/5th century manuscript of the four Gospels, Acts, and a part of 3 John written in Greek and Latin. Click here to view the manuscript.
 

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Codex Washingtonianus is a fourth or fifth century majuscule of the Gospels on parchment. Click here to view the manuscript.

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Codex Boernerianus is a ninth century manuscript of the Pauline letters written on parchment. The text is written in both Greek and Latin. Click here to view the manuscript.

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Codex Sinopensis is a 6th-century manuscript of Matthew’s Gospel. It is one of the purple codices—deluxe manuscripts written in gold and silver inks on parchment that has been dyed purple. Codex Sinopensis is especially magnificent, because it was written entirely in gold ink, and there are five extant miniatures painted right into the pages of the Gospel. These are some of the earliest examples of Christian art in manuscripts. 

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Papyrus 1 is a third century papyrus manuscript of the Gospels containing part of Matthew 1. Click here to view the manuscript. 

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Papyrus 52 is the earliest extant Greek New Testament fragment dating from the second century AD. It contains the text of John 18:31, 37. Click here to view the manuscript. 

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Papyrus 66 is a late second or early third century manuscript of the Gospels on papyrus. Click here to view the manuscript.

 

Majuscules and Minuscules

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GA 0262  is a seventh century majuscule of a Pauline epistle on parchment. Click here to view the manuscript.

GA 0302  is a sixth century Greek-Coptic diglot majuscule of the Gospels on parchment. Click here to view the manuscript.

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GA 6  is a thirteenth century minuscule manuscript of the Gospels, Apostles, and Paul on parchment. Click here to view the manuscript.

Early Uncial Manuscripts

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Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the fourth century, contains the Old Testament in Greek and the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The Old Testament appears in the version known as the Septuagint or Old Greek that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (Koine). The text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.

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Codex Vaticanus is one of the oldest extant manuscripts of the Greek Bible (Old and New Testament) dating from the fourth century AD. The Codex is named after its place of conservation in the Vatican Library where it has been kept since at least the 15th century. It is written on 759 leaves of vellum in uncial letters and has been dated paleographically to the 4th century.

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Codex Alexandrinus, is a fifth-century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Septuagint and the New Testament. It is one of the four Great uncial codices. Along with the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus, it is one of the earliest and most complete manuscripts of the Bible.

Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus is a fifth century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing six books of the Greek Old Testament and the majority of the New Testament (except 2 Thessalonians and 2 John). The Old Testament books that remain are Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom, and Sirach.