scribes mixing full-size uncials and small letters - Tischendorf noted by Skeat and Milne - Cavallo palaeography dating

Steven Avery

Skeat and Milne
Matthew 5:45

Tischendorf's sole purpose in quoting the passage was to prove that a scribe could combine full-sized uncials and small letters in the same correction.

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Steven Avery

This might have on p. 58 a palaeographic analysis.

Cavallo, G. (1967). Ricerche sulla maiuscola biblica. Florence: Le Monnier. Vol 2 Part 1


The parchment folios are laid out in four columns (prose books) or two columns (poetic books). Several scribes were responsible, perhaps four in all (Milne and Skeat 1938; Rahlfs and Fraenkel 2004; Jongkind 2007; Parker 2010). The codex has undergone an extensive process of correction by various hands. This had a significant impact on the text, including the insertion of textual variants from a different Vorlage and in 160 places correction towards Origens Hexaplaric text via a manuscript that had itself been corrected by Pamphilius, as stated in the colophons to 2 Esdras and to Esther (Parker 2010:79; Malik 2013). The dating of this codex to the fourth century depends on palaeographic analysis, more precisely, c.360 CE (Cavallo 1967: 58; cf. also Milne and
Skeat 1938:60-5).


The Scribes and Correctors of Codex Vaticanus:
A Study on the Codicology, Paleography, and Text of B(03)
Jesse R. Grenz Correctors of Codex Vaticanus.pdf?sequence=3




========================= on Manuscripts and Textual Variation.pdf

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