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jdarlack
10-11-2006, 11:54 AM
Again, Pasquale has produced an excellent module. This time, he has presented images of the Latin and Greek texts of Codex Bezae (Gregory-Aland no. D or 05). The Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codex_Bezae) article on Bezae mentions the following outstanding features:
Matthew 16:2f is present and not marked as doubtful or spurious. The longer ending of Mark is given. Luke 22:43f and Pericope de adultera are present and not marked as spurious or doubtful. John 5:4 is omitted, and the text of Acts is nearly one-tenth longer than the generally received text.For a transcription of the Greek & Latin text of Bezae for Luke and Acts that notes differences with the NA27 see this French website (http://www.dammarilys.com/cb/lk/1_a.html). An excellent description of Bezae has been provided by Robert Walz (http://www.skypoint.com/~waltzmn/ManuscriptsUncials.html#uDe). Now BibleWorks users now have images of Alexandrinus, Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, Bezea and the Gospel of Mark in Washingtonius!

As a side note, Wieland Wilker - an avid BibleWorks user - has authored "Codex Bezae and the Da Vinci Code: A textcritical look at the Rennes-le-Chateau hoax (http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~wie/Rennes/)." Wilker offers convincing evidence that the fake document is based on a page of Bezae.

Bezae promises to be a very interesting manuscript to study!
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Codex_bezae_greek.jpg/180px-Codex_bezae_greek.jpg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Codex_bezae_greek.jpg)
DOWNLOAD (82MB!) (http://bibleworks.oldinthenew.org/module/bezae.zip)