Boreels Manuscript (Codex Boreeli)

Boreel's Manuscript (Codex Boreeli),

an important uncial MS. of the N.T., containing (with many lacunce) the Gospels, of which it is usually designated as Cod. F. It derives its name from having once belonged to John Boreel, Dutch ambassador to the court of king James I. Soon after Boreel's death in 1629, some man of learning, whose name is unknown, made extracts from this MS. as far as Luke x; this collation was communicated to Wetstein by Isaac Verburger in 1730, and Wetstein used it in his Critical Apparatus, but could not discover where the MS. was at that time. In 1830 it was discovered at Arnheim, and Prof. Heringa speedily made a careful collation of its text, which appeared in 1843, after his death, with a description and facsimile, under the editorial care of Vinke (Disputatio de Codice Boreeliano). Some of the sheets, however, appear in the meanwhile to have been lost. It is now in the University library at Utrecht. It consists of 204 leaves and a few fragments, written in two columns of about nineteen lines to a page, in a tall, oblong form, with large, upright, compressed characters. It has the usual indications of the Ammonian sections in the margin, but without the Eusebian canons. The breathings and accents are fully and not incorrectly given. In Luke there are no less than twenty-four gaps; in Wetstein's collation it began with Mt 7:6, but now with Mt 9:1: other hiatuses are Mt 12:14; Mt 13:55-14:9; Mt 15:20-31; Mt 20:18-21:5; Mr 1:43-2:8; Mr 2:23; Mr 3:5; Mr 11:6-26; Mr 14:54-15:5; Mr 15:39-16:19; John 3:5-14; 4:23-38; 5:18-38; 6:29 63; 7:28-8:10; 10:32-11:3; 11:40-12; 12:14-25: it ends at Joh 13:34. It is supposed to belong to the ninth or tenth century.-Tregelles, in Home's Introd. 4:200; Scrivener, Introduction, p. 104 sq. SEE MANUSCRIPTS, BIBLICAL.

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