In 1875/1876 Leo Ziegler published fragments from a manuscript that contained the Heavenly & EarthlyWitnesses. Ziegler dated the Latin of these fragments as before the time of Jerome (Old Latin : Itala). The factthat these verses existed in this complete form before Jerome’s Vulgate demonstrated again, that thedevelopment theory was completely wrong and the age of these verses was earlier than any of the critics hadimagined. Ziegler’s find and publication was reviewed and celebrated
The second paper in this series. Discoveries of the 19th Century. Codex Fuldensis, Fragmenta Frisingensia Clm. 6436, Priscillian, Bishop of Ávila : 11 Tractates. A presentation of manuscripts that were discovered in the 19th century and how they
The Comma Calmly Considered : Discoveries of the 19th Century https://www.academia.edu/71548847/2_The_Comma_Calmly_Considered_Discoveries_of_the_19th_Century 1868 : Codex Fuldensis (540 AD) 1875 : Fragmenta Frisingensia Clm. 6436 (4th Century Latin) 1886 : Prisdllian, Bishop of Avila : 11...
at Freising, in Bavaria. The editor, Dr. Ziegler, calls them Fragments of the Versio Itala, by which
he means ’’antehieronymian", or anterior to the Vulgate of Jerome. What gives special interest
to the discovery of the Freisinger Fragment is that it contains, after the Pauline Epistles and that
to the Hebrews, a portion of the First Epistle of John, chap. iii. 8 to verse 9, just including the
text of the Heavenly Witnesses. In the days when the contest among critics over this famous text still