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NT.VMR Doc ID 20019

Gr. 62

8th century CE

Ancient Greek

Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (Münster) , Mina Monier



GA 019 (BNF Gr. 62 or Codex Regius, or L) is an 8th century uncial manuscript of 257 folios covering the four Gospels, currently preserved in the BNF of Paris. Mark 16 is spread over folios 112v, 113r and 113v. This manuscript is a good witness to the dynamic nature of the Mark 16 tradition. In folio 113r, Mark 16:8 (at the end of the first column) is followed by the shorter ending . This shorter ending is preceded by an ornamentally framed note, saying: φερετε που και ταυτα: this is also extant (or recorded). The shorter ending is then followed by the longer ending (verses 9-20) which was introduced by another framed note saying: “This is also extant after ‘for they were afraid’ (εστην δε και ταυτα φερομενα μετα το εφοβουντο γαρ).” This manuscript indicates how a scribe is aware of the various endings of Mark, yet he decided to record them all, without harmonising or confusing these traditions. Mina Monier, SNSF MARK16 project, SIB Lausanne (CH); © CC-BY 4.0