Codex Bobiensis (k) is a fragmentary Latin manuscript of the Bible. Specifically, it is an example of a Vetus Latina Bible, the type used from the 2nd century until Jerome's Latin translation, the Vulgate, was written in the 5th century. The text contains parts of the Gospel of Mark (Mk 8:8-end) and Gospel of Matthew (Mt 1:1-15:36). The order of books was probably: John, Luke, Mark, and Matthew.
It is from North Africa, and is dated to the 4th or 5th century. Later it was brought to the monastery in Bobbio in northern Italy. It was traditionally assigned to St. Columban, who died in the monastery he had founded there, in 615. Today it is housed in the national library in Turin.
Researchers, comparing the Codex Bobiensis with quotes from Cyprian’s publications from the 3rd century, think it may represent a page from the Bible Cyprian used while he was a bishop in Carthage.
A palaeographic study of the scripture determined it is a copy of a papyrus script from the 2nd century. Codex Bobiensis is the only known copy that has the addition of Mark 16:9's "short ending", but not the later, "long ending" through Mark 16:20. This is the only known example of the "shorter ending" added directly to Mark 16:8.
The Latin text of the codex is a representative of the Western text-type in Afra recension.
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... is supported only by two Greek manuscripts Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Climaci Rescriptus, and by syrc, s, p, pal, arm, Diatessaron ... Codex Bobiensis has led to speculation that the Gospel of Mark was originally written in Latin and not Greek ...