Steven Avery

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Steven Avery

timeline - general historical

General Historical Timeline - WIP

London Quarterly Review -Oct, 1863 issue LQR
Eclectic Magazine republished

The Sinai Bible or Bibliorum Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus (Dec 1863 talk) (1866 pub) - HT
(uses some exact same language as LQR)


1846 - CFA publication

1847 - April - CFA Review - Biblical Repository - https://books.google.com/books?id=JFEXAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA384

" ..... "Codex Friderico-Augustanus sive fragmenta Veteris Testamenti e codice graeco omnium qui in Europa. supersunt facile antiquissimo. in Oriente detexit, in patriam attulit, ad modum codidis edidit Constantinus Tischendorf."
23 pp. Prolegomena; 43 leaves text; fac-simile in lithograph. Professor Tischendorf gives, in the Leipsig Repertory, some account of this ancient MS. which he procured in the East, and to which he ascribes an earlier date than any previously existing in Europe, supposing it to have been written in the fourth century. Few can enjoy the opportunity of examining the MS from which the text of the Scriptures is formed. This advantage is in a measure extended to a much larger number by accurate fac-similes, like the one above noticed. This MS. derives an additional value from a considerable portion of it having been collated with a copy of the lost Hexapla of Origen, and the variations noted upon it. Professor Tischendorf's journey to the East was made under patronage of the Saxon Government, by whom this work has been issued as a proof that so rare an acquisition to theological, philological, and palaeological science is duly prized in Saxony ....... '"
Would be good to find the "Leipsig Repertory".
Super-early "supposedly" dating is already aggressively pushed by Tischendorf for this test section.
Where were the Origen Hexpla variations supposed to have been noted?
Note that the facsimile misdirection had already begun.

1853 - April -
Life and Letters of Fenton John Anthony Hort, Volume 1 http://books.google.com/books?id=Rxc3AAAAMAAJ&pg=PA250
"Lachmann and Tischendorf will supply rich materials"

1859 - (Feb) - arrives in Sinai -
"He announced openly hisintention to make acquisitions with the name and the gold of the emperor ... He comported himself more like a Russian prince than a Saxon professor. He gave gifts at every opportunity." (Featherstone - letters)

1859 - (Nov or Dec) - "exhibited for a fortnight in the Imperial Library" - HT

1859 - (end of Dec) - to Leipsic, carried by Tischendorf for facsimile - types, preparations, paper from De La Rue of London
to Leipsic - but no effort made to reunite with CFA - colour difference is likely reason.

1860 - Notitia editionis Codicis Bibliorum Sinaitici

1861 - (Sept) - Millenary of the Russian Empire - (facsimile goal)

1861 - (Oct) - facsimile work declared complete

1861 - (Nov) - facsimile presented to czar and czarina - 300 copies, 200 to libraries 100 to Tischendorf

1862 - (Aug) Hort letter to Guardian

1863 - Tischendorf - Assault on Sinai book

1863 - LQR and HT summaries (CFA is not included)

The first great seal of antiquity borne by the manuscript, not to speak of the texture and appearance of the vellum of which it consists....
A major Tischendorf deception. Not a word about the superb condition of the parchment, and it is pretended that the "texture and appearance" have a "seal of antiquity".
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Steven Avery

Vaticanus timeline

This is a little Vaticanus timeline that was used in the talks by Bryan Ross.
Bryan Ross and Vaticanus.jpg

I'll try to expand this in the days ahead.
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