17. Apocryphal Literature

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The Acts of Paul and Thecla | MS 2634/1

MS in Greek on papyrus, Egypt, 3rd c., 1 fragment, in Greek uncial. Context: Found with MS 2634/2 (not on website dispaly) as pastedown in a book cover, Egypt, ca. 4th c.

Codex Arabicus | MS 579

MS palimpsest on vellum, Syria or Egypt. Text 1 (underlying text): Syriac, 5th c, in Syriac estrangela book scrip, overlying strict in Arabic, Mt. Sinai, ca. 900.

Gospel of Bartholomew | MS 1991

MS in Sahidic on vellum, Egypt, 9th c., 1 partial f., 19x22 cm, 2 columns, (17x18 cm), 20 lines remaining in a clubbed Coptic uncial, 7 2-to-3-line initials in red and black.

Philip & Peter in Phrygia | MS 2007

MS in Sahidic on vellum, Egypt, 9th c., 1 f., 34x20 cm, 2 columns, (27x17 cm, column width ca. 8,5 cm), 35 lines in a superb Coptic uncial, large capitals in the margins, penwork arabesques as line-fillers.


MS in Latin on vellum, France, 1st half of 11th c., lower 3/4 f., 21x16 cm, single column, (15x12 cm), 18 of originally 24 lines in Carolingian minuscule, 16th c. marginalia in cursive script.

Acts & Marcionite and Manichaean Heresies | MS 256

MS in Latin on vellum, Italy, late 11th c., 2 ff., 41x26 cm, 2 columns, (31x18 cm), 36 lines in Carolingian minuscule.

Single Column Latin Bible (England) | MS 1738

MS in Latin on vellum, England, 1st half of 13th c., single column, in a very small Gothic book script with contemporary and early marginal glosses, chapter numbers, running titles, and versal initials and penwork decorations.

Apocalypse of Essdras, Chronicales, Nehemiah | MS 1748

MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Ethiopia, ca. 1350-1450, 128 ff. (complete), 28x21 cm, 2 columns, (19x14 cm), 22 lines in square Ge'ez book script, 3 ornamental headpieces (harägs), in black, red and yellow.

Bible: Ethiopian Enoch | MS 2657

MS in Ge'ez on vellum, Ethiopia, late 15th c., 2 ff., 19x14 cm, 2 columns, (12x10 cm), 22 lines in Ethiopic Ge'ez, haräg in full colours i