Codex Boernerianus

Codex Boernerianus

Boerner Scriptorium, Abbey of St. Gall (Switzerland) — Second half of the 9th century

Codex Boernerianus

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Description
Codex Boernerianus

This small New Testament codex originated in the 9th century and is named after its former owner, theology professor Christian Frederick Boerner (1683–1753). Its text, written 20 lines per page in a single column, consists of the Epistles of Paul except for the Epistle to the Hebrews. The primary text is written in Greek using the Western text-type with a Latin translation using the Anglo-Saxon alphabet appearing above the lines of Greek text. Relevant quotations from the Old Testament are written in the left-hand margin. Lastly, a poem written in Old Irish appears in the manuscript, which appears to have been written by a disappointed pilgrim after making the hazardous journey to Rome. This poem in combination with stylistic evidence from the script indicates that the codex was written by an Irish monk in the Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland between 850 and 900. The codex suffered severe water damage during World War II, but thankfully a facsimile was published in 1909.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Codex Boernerianus epistolarum Paulinarum graeco-latin
Codex Boernerianus der Briefe des Apostles Paulus
Size / Format
110 folios / 24.7 × 19.0 cm
Date
Second half of the 9th century
Script
Uncial
Facsimile Editions

#1 Der codex Boernerianus der Briefe des Apostles Paulus

Commentary: 1 volume by Alexander Reichardt
Language: German
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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