Rescript or CODEX RESCRIPTUS, a manuscript, the original writing of which had been virtually wiped out, and the works of some saint or father written over it. A codex of this class is that called Codex Ephraemi in the Imperial Library of Paris. Several works of the Syrian father were written on portions both of the Old and New Testaments. It has been published by Tischendorf, with a curious facsimile of the older and newer handwriting. By the application of a chemical tincture, the original writing of a rescript can now be well deciphered. SEE EPHRAIM MANUSCRIPT; SEE PALIMPSEST.

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