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Codex Ephraemi Syri
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
(C, 04). An unornamented fifth-century ad biblical palimpsest written in Greek uncial letters on parchment, rendering it a majuscule. One of the four “great uncials” believed to have originally contained the entire Bible in Greek.
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Codex Ephraemi Syri
Codex Ephraemi Syri (C, 04). An unornamented fifth-century ad biblical palimpsest written in Greek uncial letters on parchment, rendering it a majuscule. One of the four “great uncials” believed to have originally contained the entire Bible in Greek.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Codex Ephraemi Syri
Codex Ephraemi SyriA Greek codex (fully named Ephraemi Syri rescriptus Parisiensis), written in the 5th or 6th century c.e., probably in Egypt. Originally consisting of the entire Bible, the manuscript was unbound and reused in the 12th century. The codex is thus a palimpsest and owes its name to the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Codex Ephraemi Syri
Codex Ephraemi Syri. [ĕfˊrĭ ēˊmī sīˊrī].A significant biblical manuscript dating from the early fifth century A.D., originally containing the Scriptures in their entirety; it is designated by the symbol C. Of the Old Testaments only portions of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Canticles have survived.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Codex Ephraemi (‘C’)
Codex Ephraemi (‘C’). A 5th-cent. Greek MS of the Bible now at *Paris (Bibl. Nationale, Gr. 9). In the 12th cent. it was converted into a *palimpsest by a covering of some of the writings of St *Ephraem Syrus. Only portions of the original MS have survived, and the text is not always decipherable;
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Codex Ephraemi Syri Rescriptus (C)
Codex Ephraemi Syri Rescriptus (C) ee′fruh-mee-ri-skrip′tuhs. Now in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France, this codex is the remains of a 5th-cent. Greek ms of the whole Bible. In the standard notation system used by biblical scholars, it bears the siglum C (or 04). About the 12th cent. it was broken
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EPHRAEMI SYRI RESCRIPTUS, CODEX
EPHRAEMI SYRI RESCRIPTUS, CODEX. One of the most valuable Greek manuscripts of the OT and NT (see VERSIONS, ANCIENT) and the most important PALIMPSEST. The Greek biblical text was written in the 5th cent. ce; in the 12th/13th cent. it was washed off and overwritten with thirty-eight treatises of Ephraem