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Reading Manuscripts

Postby kingbenlucas » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:51 pm


I wonder if anyone has any wisdom about ways in which one might enter the world of reading manuscripts. I realise that there are resources available online at archive.org etc. I have two questions:
(1) Any suggestions as to where would be a good place to start?
(2) Any suggested paper resources? I have a dream of reading Greek manuscripts with my breakfast cereal!
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Re: Reading Manuscripts

Postby cb » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:05 pm

hi, i would start with the old classic thompson:


then hunt online for images of manuscripts that interest you after having read through that book.

cheers, chad
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Re: Reading Manuscripts

Postby kingbenlucas » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:31 pm

Thanks Chad, much appreciated.
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Re: Reading Manuscripts

Postby C. S. Bartholomew » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:30 pm

here are two relatively easy ones:

Codex Sinaiticus
http://codexsinaiticus.org/en/manuscrip ... omSlider=0
Codex Alexandrinus

if you want to do papyri you can find some here:


accounts aren't required, I have one but didn't bother to log in. I just typed in p47 in the quick lookup box and pressed the button, then clicked on the manuscript # and brought up very clear images of P47. Some papyri are restricted but lots of them are not.
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Re: Reading Manuscripts

Postby Qimmik » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:48 pm

Try not to spill your coffee on the Venetus A.
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