Sinaiticus Tobit - examination for Latin vorlage, Donaldson-style Latinisms, Athos ms source

The Athos source could leave features along the lines of the homoeoteleutons that show a Claromontanus source.

Compared to most Tobits, Sinaiticus has 1700 extra words in ch. 3 and 6.

Tobit: The Book of Tobit in Codex Sinaiticus (2008)
Robert J. Littman

Greek Manuscripts
There are two distinct Greek traditions of manuscripts for the book of Tobit, the family of the short version labeled G1, and the family of the long version, labeled G". The short version consists of two uncial manuscripts, Codex Vaticanus (B) of the 4th century CE and Codex Alexandrinus (a) of the 5th century CE, and their minuscule derivatives, including 990 and the uncial derivative Venetus (V). The long version consists of the uncial Codex Sinaiticus (s) of the 4th century CE and its allied manuscripts, particularly the important minuscule, MS 319, from the Monastery of Mt. Athos, Greece, which contains the lacuna in Tobit 4:7-19. The fragmentary 910 is also in this family. p. xix

The text of MS 319 (4:7-19) is based on a transcription of photos of the manuscript, graciously done for me by Dr. Luciano Bossina of the Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Gottingen Septuaginta-Unternehmen. p. xlvi
MS 319, closely related to Sinaiticus as the GII recension, is at the Vatopedi (Vatopaidi, Βατοπέδι or Βατοπαίδι) monastery on Athos, and would be easily available to Benedict.

MS 319 Athos, Vatopedi 513; written 1021 CE

only runs (today) from 3.6-6.16.

Just how many versions of Tobit are there? Part 01

Sinaiticus uniquely preserves most of G2 - albeit riddled with scribal errors - except for two lacunae (4:7-19b and 13:7-10b). Fortunately, an 11th century manuscript (Mount Athos, MS 319, aka Vatopedi 913) gives the G2 text from 3:6 to 6:16 (while giving the G1 text for the rest of the book), thereby filling one of the two lacunae.

Is The 'World's Oldest Bible' A Fake?
David W. Daniels - , pp. 234-235

Before the mid-20th century, the only other known Greek manuscript in the world that matched Sinaiticus in Tobit was Manuscript 319 from Mt. Athos, Greece, dated 1021 AD. 58 *

*58. See Tobit: the Book of Tobit in Codex Sinaiticus, by Robert J. Littman (Boston: Brill, 2008), pp. xv-xvi. On top of all this, Littman there are not 2, but actually 3 different Greek versions of Tobit. That's not counting any other language.
Codex Sinaiticus Project - Tobit begins with 1844 CFA

Quickly switches to the British Library section and ends:


Additional documentary material in the private research forum