“in abjectis lacerorum reliquiis”
"in abjectis lacerorum voluminum reliquiis detexi"
"zerrissener und verderbter Handschriften"
torn and tattered fragments,
tattered and ruined manuscripts
torn in pieces and thrown away.
the first public exposure of the 1844 theft of the white parchment leaves that Tischendorf took from Sinai to Leipzig
1844 saved from burning myth - "ich bin in den Besitzgelangt von"
CFA claimed to among torn and tattered fragments
William Forsyth (1812-1899)
So even in 1872 some did not realize that the CFA manuscript was part of Sinaiticus.History of Ancient Manuscripts: A Lecture Delivered in the Hall of the Inner Temple (1872)
... the Codex Frederic Augustus, discovered by Tischendorf, and published by him in 1846. He found it in an Eastern monastery amidst torn and tattered fragments, “in abjectis lacerorum reliquiis.” It is, I believe, now in the Library at Leipzig. It contains only fragments of the Old Testament, and until the Codex Sinaiticus was discovered, was believed to be the oldest MS. of the Greek Testament in existence.
Vetus Testamentum graece juxta LXX interpretes, Volume 1 (1850)
edited by Constantin von Tischendorf
§. 19. Transeo ad alterum locupletissimum apparatus nostri instrumcntum, codicem Friderico-Augustanuin. Iiunc, quum anno 1844. celeborrimis Europao bibliothecis perlustratis orientalos terras et quae ibi monasteria vigent adibam, in abjectis lacerorum voluminum reliquiis detexi. Inventum thesaurum eodem anno ex oriente attuli in patriam, ornatum-que nomine Friderici Augusti rcgis Saxoniae, cujus auspi-ciis iter susceperam, non sine grati animi testificalione iis cessi penes quos tunc supremum administrandae patriae consilium erat. Ilorum ex voluntate quum in publica bibliotheca universitatis Lipsiensis depositus esset, accuratissimam et splendidissimam paraVi editionein hoc tilulo: Codex Friderico- Augustanus, sive Fragmenla Veteris Testamenti e codice graeco omnium qui in Europa supersunt facile antiquissimo. In oriente delcxit, in palriam altulit, ad modum codicis edidit Const. Tischendorf. Lipsiac 1846.B!>). Cui operi quae praefatus sum, in iis, ut cetera praeteream, de patria, de antiquitate, de correctoribus et nolis uberius explicatum est. Quibus de rebus breviter hoc loco dicturus plura quaerentem ad codicis editionem delegare possum.
Ac patria quidem codicis ncscio an ipsa ea Aegypti pars fuerit ex qua LXX virorum inlerpretatio primum prodiisse traditur; quod si minus, ccrte in uno de monasteriis Acgypto inferiori proximis elaboratus videtur. Cf. §. 10.
Thus, even in 1853, Tischendorf still had not created the myth, the big lie, of saving the ms. from fire.Bibliotheca Sacra - (1850 account) (1853 Journal) Prolegomena to Tischendorf's New Edition of the Septuagint
translated by Charles Short
§ 19. I pass to the second very important source from which material was drawn for our apparatus, the Friderico-Augustan MS. In the year 1844, having gone through the most renowned Libraries of Europe, I was visiting the East, and the monasteries still flourishing there, when I found this codex among some remains of MSS. that had been torn in pieces and thrown away. The treasure thus discovered I brought the same year from the East to my own land
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