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Glag. 1

10th-11th century CE

Old Church Slavonic

Damien Labadie , Alexey Morozov

Mina Monier



Codex Zographensis (or Glagoliticus) is a tetraevangelium preserved in Glagolitic script. Dated to the tenth century and now being kept in the National Library of Russia (Glag. no. 1), it is one of the oldest written witnesses to the Old Church Slavonic language. With its archaic morphology and syntax, the language of codex Zographensis is a good reflection of the earliest form of Old Church Slavonic. On account of its faithfulness to the Greek text, it is also an extremely valuable witness for textual criticism. Because of a missing leaf, the Gospel of Mark ends abruptly at 16:3 (f. 128r). This codex was edited by V. Jagić, Quattuor evangeliorum codex Glagoliticus olim Zographensis nunc Petropolitanus, Berlin, Weidmann, 1879 (reprint Graz, 1954). Damien Labadie and Alexey Morozov, SNSF MARK16 project, SIB Lausanne (CH); © CC-BY 4.0