One of the three oldest manuscripts of the entire bible in Greek, Codex Alexandrinus was made in the 5th century. Although known as Codex Alexandrinus (literally, 'the book from Alexandria'), its exact place of origin is unknown, though numerous suggestions have been made, including Ephesus and Constantinople. Codex Alexandrinus received its name from the circumstance that its earliest known location was the Egyptian city of Alexandria. It is believed to be from the fifth. Today, there are three main manuscripts of the Septuagint, in existence: Codex Alexandrinus, Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus.


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The gospels are mainly of codex alexandrinus Byzantine text-type, but codex alexandrinus are a number of Alexandrian features. Alexandrinus follows Alexandrian readings through the rest of the New Testament, however, the text goes from closely resembling Codex Sinaiticus in the Pauline epistlesto more closely resembling the text of a number of papyri for the Apocalypse.


The gospels are cited as a "consistently cited witness of the third order" in the critical apparatus of the Novum Testamentum Graece, while the rest of codex alexandrinus New Testament is of the "first order. Or the dangers of being a named manuscript" in The Bible as a Book: King James died before the manuscript started for England, and codex alexandrinus offer was transferred to Charles I in It was saved from the fire at Ashburnam House the Cotton library on 23 Octoberby the librarian, Bentley.

Collations end editions Image: Codex Alexandrinus J 1, The text of the manuscript was cited as footnotes.

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The Old Testament was edited by Ernst Grabe in ,[] and New Testament in by Carl Gottfried Woidein facsimile from wooden type, line for line, without intervals between the words, precisely almost as in original. Hansell, with three other manuscripts, in Thompson in and The Codex is the remains of a huge hand-written book that contained all the Codex alexandrinus scriptures codex alexandrinus the Old and New Testaments, together with two late first-century Christian texts, the Shepherd of Hermas and the Epistle of Barnabas.

This book was made up of over 1, pages, each of which measured approximately 41cm tall and 36cm wide. Codex alexandrinus over half of the original book has survived, now dispersed between four institutions: At the British Library the largest surviving codex alexandrinus — leaves, or pages — includes the whole of the New Testament.

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All the texts written down in the Codex are in Greek. Added note in Latin, being an attempt to translate the Arabic note by Athanasius, stating that the manuscript was given codex alexandrinus a patriarchate of Alexandria in Bibliography Facsimile of codex alexandrinus Codex Alexandrinus, ed.


Maunde Thompson, 4 vols London: Codex alexandrinus Thompson and G. British Museum,I: Greekpp. Facsimiles of Biblical Manuscripts in the British Museum, ed.


The two notes must have been written between and Although the note in the Codex Alexandrinus is entirely in Arabic, and therefore no identity of hand the Greek notes can be expected, codex alexandrinus similarity codex alexandrinus wording leaves no doubt that this also is the work of Athanasius III.

The manuscript was carried from Constantinople to Alexandria between andtogether with two mentioned above manuscripts of Chrysostom.

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It remained in Alexandria untilwhen Cyril removed it once to Constantinople.