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Septuagint: Editions and Manuscripts

Manuscripts

Codex Sinaiticus is 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.

Codex Vaticanus is one of the oldest extant mauscripts 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.

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.

Rahlfs 961 - Early fourth century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Genesis 9–44.

Rahlfs 962 - Late third century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Genesis 8–46.

Rahlfs 963 - Second century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Numbers and Deuteronomy.

Rahlfs 964 - Fourth century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 36.28–37.11; 37.1–122. 46.16b–47.2; 46.6–11.

Rahlfs 965 - Early third century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Isaiah. 

Rahlfs 966 - Late second century or early third century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Jeremiah 4.30–5.1; 5.9–13; 5.13–14; 5.23–24. 

Rahlfs 967 - Early third century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Ezekiel and Esther. 

Rahlfs 968 - Early third century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Daniel and Esther.

Rahlfs 2149 - Fourth century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Psalms 72.6–88.2 (sans Ps76).

Rahlfs 2150 - Fourth century manuscript on papyrus. Contents: Psalms 31, 26, and 2.