|Folio 65v with the end of the Gospel of Luke with a decorative book end|
|text||Old Testament , New Testament , both letters from Clement|
|Storage location||British Library|
|size||32 × 26 cm|
|Type||Byzantine text type in the Gospels, otherwise Alexandrian text type|
|category||I, except in the Gospels, there III|
|note||Proximity to 74 in Acts and 47 in Revelation|
The Codex Alexandrinus (London, British Library , MS Royal 1. D. V – VIII; Gregory-Aland no. A or 02) dates from the 5th century; it contains the Old Testament and most of the New Testament (missing: Mt 1,1-25,6; Joh 6,50-8,52; 2 Cor 4,13-12,6) on 773 written sheets ( 32 by 27 cm). It also contains two apocryphal New Testament writings, namely the first and second letters of Clement .
History of manuscript
The manuscript has been in the library of the Patriarch of Alexandria since the 11th century and was donated to the English King Charles I by the Patriarch Kyrillos Loukaris in 1627 . Before moving to the British Library in St. Pancras, the text was next to the Codex Sinaiticus in one of the famous display cases in the manuscript department of the British Museum . A photographic reproduction of the Codex was published in 1879-1883 under the supervision of Edward Maunde Thompson .
Meaning in text history
The value of the text fluctuates. In the Gospels it is the oldest example of the Byzantine text form . In the remaining parts of the New Testament, it appears alongside the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus as a typical representative of the Alexandrian text . This may be due to the fact that the scribe had a different copy for these parts than for the Gospels. For the Gospels, the Codex Alexandrinus is to be valued less, but for the Revelation of John the Codex Alexandrinus is the most important manuscript. In the table of contents of the Codex, the Psalms of Solomon ascribed to the Israelite King Solomon are first attested.
- Frederic George Kenyon : The Codex Alexandrinus (Royal MS. 1 D. V – VIII) in reduced photographic facsimile (1909). Trustees of the British Museum, London 1909.
- Bruce M. Metzger : The Text of the New Testament. Introduction to New Testament textual criticism. W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 1966.
- Silva Tipple Lake, David Ole Voss: Family Π and the Codex Alexandrinus. The Text according to Mark. Christophers, London 1937. http: //vorlage_digitalisat.test/1%3D~GB%3D~IA%3DMN41429ucmf_4~MDZ%3D%0A~SZ%3D~doppelseiten%3D~LT%3DDigitalisat%20im%20Internet%20Archive~PUR%3D
- BH Cowper: Codex Alexandrinus. Η Καινη Διαθηκη. Novum Testamentum Graece. Williams & Norgate, London 1860. http: //vorlage_digitalisat.test/1%3D~GB%3D~IA%3DCodexAlexandrinus-Cowper~MDZ%3D%0A~SZ%3D~doppelseiten%3D~LT%3DDigitalisat%20im%20Internet%20Archive~PUR%3D
- Royal MS 1 D VIII ( Memento from December 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Codex Alexandrinus, digital copy from the British Library
- The Codex Alexandrinus
- Codex Alexandrinus on the page of Robert B. Waltz