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Canceled: Exploring the Significance of a Ninth Century Sinai Palimpsest

Canceled: Exploring the Significance of a Ninth Century Sinai Palimpsest

Sinai Greek New Finds Majuscule 2, folio 58 verso. Photo courtesy of Saint Catherine's Monastery.

This is event has been canceled due to weather and transportation shutdown in New York.

Father Justin (Saint Catherine's Monastery)

Sinai Greek New Finds Majuscule 2 is a manuscript of the Epistles of Saint Paul, in parallel Greek and Arabic, dated to the ninth century. It was among the New Finds recovered in 1975. The Greek text preserves numerous early readings. A note in this manuscript sheds light on Josephus and the chronology of the Children of Israel in Egypt. The manuscript is also a palimpsest, and the underlying texts have been recovered through the use of multi spectral imaging. This has revealed a history of Constantinople in the early fifth century, leaves from the early seventh century Pandects of Holy Scripture by Antiochus of Palestine, and texts from the Prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The seventh to the ninth century was a critical time in the history of Sinai, that witnessed both continuity and change.

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Event Details

  • 10/29/2012
  • 08:00 PM
  • 2nd floor Lecture Hall

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