The James Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Shelfmark B.10.3
Manuscript Title

Theodore Beza, Apographum Codici

Alternative Title

Apographum Codicis Bezae

James Number 214
Date Cent. xvi, 1583?
Century 16th
Physical Description

29 lines to a page: red lines ruled throughout. It is in an ordinary cursive hand with accents and breathings.


Given by Whitgift: his arms on the cover. It was made for Whitgift in March 1583 "before the Codex had been at Cambridge a year."

Donor Whitgift, John (1530/31?–1604), Archbishop of Canterbury, Master of Trinity
Size (cm) 33.5 x 27.5
Folio 258 ff.
Material Parchment
Language Greek
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Online Since 09/03/2020


In the cover is a slip of paper of cent. xvi
Hic liber exscriptus est ex antiquissimo libro manuscripto quem Do. Beza misit ad Academiam Cantabrigiensem pro monumento servandum.
On f.1 in a hand of xvii-xviii
Novum Test. Graecum exscriptum ex antiquissimo MS. ad Acad. Cantabr. a Cel. Beza misso. Ad Ver. 13 cap. 22 Actorum apost. hoc exemplar transcriptum est.
The right hand page is ruled and prepared for the addition of the Latin Version, but except for the first words suscipere Mariam -sancto est nothing has been written there.
The MS. begins with Matt. I. 1 Βὀβλος γενέσεως.
At παραλαβεὶν Μαρὀαμ is a marginal note
Hic incipit MS. principio mutilus.
There are some few marginal corrections in another fine hand.
Ends Act. xxii. 29 ῃ̑τι ᾐ̑ν αὑ̑τὥν δεδεκώς.
Two blank leaves, ruled, follow.
On the character of this transcript see Scrivener Bezae Codex Cantabrigiensis, pp.x., xi. "It can be regarded as nothing more than a curious and rather unfavourable specimen of the scholarship and taste of the Elizabethan age."

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