SYRIAC NEW TESTAMENT

MS 2080
MS Short Title SYRIAC NEW TESTAMENT
Text BIBLE: NEW TESTAMENT
Description MS in Syriac on vellum, Eastern Syria, late 9th to 10th c., 187 ff. (-115), 25x18 cm, single column, (21x13 cm), 28-29 lines in a very fine, regular East Syriac estrangela book script, with contemporary marginal notes.
Binding Eastern Syria, ca. 10th c., dark brown blind-stamped calf over wooden boards, chain stitches on originally 4 sewing stations.
Context

Comparable with the Yonan Codex, sold at Sotheby's 24.06.1986:129. Even the pattern of stamping on the covers is of the same kind.

A fragment of another Peshitta New Testament, is MS 1644/2, from 9th to 10th c, but on papyrus.

Provenance 1. Syriac Orthodox Christians, Georgia (before 1500?); 2. Sam Fogg, London.
Commentary The Syriac Peshitta New Testament was a 5th c. translation from Greek, made on the basis of older Syriac translations of 3rd-4th c.. The present text comprises Luke 14-23, John, Acts, and the Epistles. The Peshitta text does not include Revelation, which is not canonical in the Eastern Churches.
Published
Exhibited NorFa - Nordic network in Qumran studies. Symposium in Oslo 3-5. June 2004.
Mentioned
See also MS 1644/2, Syria, 9th c.
Place of origin Syria
Dates late 9c - 10c AD

Location