Codex Syriacus A fourth- or fifth-century biblical palimpsest manuscript whose underwriting is the earliest Syriac translation of the four Gospels. Also known as Syriac Sinaiticus or the Sinaitic Palimpsest.
SINAITICUS, SYRUS. “Syrus Sinaiticus” denotes Codex Syriacus 30, a palimpsest, in St. Catherine’s Monastery, which is at the foot of Jebel Musa (Mount of Moses, the traditional site for the revelation of the Ten Commandments) in the Sinai. The under writing preserves a late 4th- or early 5th-century
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Paris (BN).Syriac MS 341Late 6th/early 7th-c. codex in the Bibliothèque Nationale (Paris); until 1909 the MS was in the episcopal library at Siirt, southwest of Lake Van in southeast Turkey (see map 11, B5). Before the outbreak of World War I, the MS was transported to P. Where the MS originally was
Rabbula GospelsSyriac Gospel codex, planned on a large scale; its leaves (approx. 336 × 270 mm) are about twice the size of the typical Syriac Gospel MS (see Sörries.1993, 94–100). The texts of the four gospels are drawn large-scale in an elegant estrangelo script, two framed columns per page (fols.