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Biblical Manuscripts: Latin OT Manuscripts

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

Codex Amiatinus

The Codex Amiatinus is the earliest surviving manuscript of the complete Bible in the Latin Vulgate. It is considered the most accurate copy of Saint Jerome’s original translation and was used in the revision of the Vulgate by Pope Sixtus V in 1585‒90. Preserved in the Medicea Laurenziana Library in Florence, it is one of the world’s most important manuscripts.

Codex Gigas

The Codex Gigas or the Devil’s Bible is a 13th century manuscript of the Latin Vulgate containing the Old and New Testaments, Josephus, and other works. It is held at the National Library in Stockholm is famous for two features. First, it is reputed to be the biggest surviving European manuscript. (Codex Gigas means ‘giant book’.) Secondly, it contains a large, full page portrait of the Devil.