Codex Alexandrinus

The Codex Alexandrinus (London, British Library, MS Royal 1. D. V-VIII; Gregory-Aland no. A or 02, Soden δ 4) is a 5th century manuscript of the Greek Bible, containing the majority of the Septuagint and the New Testament. It is one of the four Great uncial codices. Along with the Codex Sinaiticus and the Vaticanus, it is one of the earliest and most complete manuscripts of the Bible. Wettstein designated it in 1751 by letter A, and it was the first manuscript to receive thus a large letter as its designation.

It derives its name from Alexandria where it resided for a number of years before it brought by the Eastern Orthodox Patriarch Cyril Lucaris from Alexandria to Constantinople. Then it was given to Charles I of England in the 17th century. Until the later purchase of the Codex Sinaiticus, it was the best manuscript of the Greek Bible deposited in Britain. Today, it rests along with Codex Sinaiticus in one of the showcases in the Ritblat Gallery of the British Library.

As the text came from several different traditions, different parts of the codex are not of equal textual value. The text has been edited several times since the 18th century.

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Minuscule 104 - Text
... The Greek text of the codex is an eclectic, in the Epistles it is a representative of the Alexandrian text-type and the Byzantine in the Acts and Apocalypse ... (who (rel.) was manifested, appeared) supported by Sinaiticus, Codex Alexandrinus, Ephraemi, Boernerianus, 33, 365, 442, 2127, ℓ 599 ... In 2 Timothy 422 it reads Ἰησοῦς for κύριος along with manuscripts Codex Alexandrinus, 614, vgst ...
Codex Alexandrinus - Importance
... was made by textual critics, but the value of the codex was differently appreciated by different writers in the past ... Codex Alexandrinus received symbol A and opened the list of the NT uncial manuscripts ... Wettstein announced in his Prolegomena ad Novi Testamenti Graeci (1730) that Codex A is the oldest and the best manuscript of New Testament, and should be basis in every ...
Codex Ephraemi Rescriptus - Description
... There are only 209 leaves of the codex surviving, of which 145 belong to the New Testament and 64 to the Old Testament ... The codex measures 12¼ in/31.4-32.5 cm by 9 in/25.6-26.4 cm ... is continuous, with the punctuation consisting only of a single point, as in codices Alexandrinus and Vaticanus ...