Tjitze Baarda Memorial Lecture – Old Data and New Methods: Which Manuscript Is Stephanus’ ια. (Editio Regia 1550)?

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk (lezing op uitnodiging)


Robertus Stephanus’ Greek New Testament edition of 1550 was the first to contain some sort of critical apparatus. More than 2000 readings from 16 sources are given, numbered α. β. γ. etc., up to ιϛ. However an important problem occurs: Stephanus is not clear about the identity of most of his sources. The first (α.), he says, is the Complutensian Polyglot, and the rest are Greek manuscripts, about half of which were taken from the Royal Library in Paris. The other ones were in private hands, except the second source (β.), a collation of which was made in Italy. In the history of research most of the manuscripts have been identified, but so far two of them have remained elusive: ια. and ιϛ. This contribution aims at proving that ια. can be identified with minuscule GA 467.
Period16 Oct 2023
Event titleThe Study of the Study of New Testament Manuscripts
Event typeOther
LocationAmsterdam, NetherlandsShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational