the Vaticanus collations available c. 1840

Steven Avery

Hug 1810 and Granville Penn are difficult
- Hug seems to be mostly about antiquity, and the 1837 Granville Penn annotations are in English, with an 1836 NT, with a variety of sources.
Still, there is a lot there.

Annotations to the Book of the New Covenant, with an expository preface :
with which is reprinted J. L. Hug, "De antiqutate codicis vaticani commentatio..." (1837)

1836. Granville Penn, The Book of the New Covenant of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, being a critical revision of the text and translation of the English version of the New Testament, with the aid of most ancient manuscripts unknown to the age in which that version was last put forth by authority. London: James Moyes, for James Duncan, 1836.


If Tischendorf did a facsimile that would be available, Scrivener accepts the Tischendorf explanation of getting limited pages.

Besides the twenty-five readings Tischendorf observed himself, Cardinal Mai supplied him with thirty-four more his NT of 1849. His seventh edition of the text of New Testament (1859) was enriched by 230 other readings furnished by Albert Dressel in 1855. (F. H. A. Scrivener, A Plain Introduction to the Criticism of the New Testament (London 1894)

Would Tischendorf have created such a complex history?

Tischendorf in 1871 wrote that he had done much more in 1843 at the Vatican.


Two main collations

Woide finished by Henry Ford
Section 3 - Codicis Vaticani Collatio

Appendix ad editionem Novi Testamenti Graeci

Bible Researcher
Henry Ford


Birch from Mico - is this only Gospels?
originally been collected for Richard Bentley (see Bentley 1720) by an Italian named Mico,

Birch seems to have enough to be used .. remember, Sinaiticus is not real accurate to Vaticanus

Variae lectiones ad textum IV evangeliorum: ex codd. mss. Bibliothecae Vaticanae, Barberinae, S. Basilii, Augustinianorum Eremitarum Romae, Borgianae Velitris, Laurentianae, S. Marci Venetorum, Vindobonensis caesareae, Parisiensis, Escurialensis, Havniensis regiae, quibus accedit varietas lectionis versionum Syrarum, Veteris, Philoxenianae et Hierosolymitanae, ex editione regia Havniensi IV Evv. iterum recognitae et quamplurimis accessionibus locupletatae (1801)


Lucas Brugensis - 1580

Giulio Bartolocci (1613-1687)
Vatican librarian and Hebrew scholar, Giulio Bartolocci, closely examined the MS and made a collation which was preserved in the Royal Library of Paris where it was discovered in 1819 by Johann Scholz



Andreas Birch

Woide and Henry Ford 1799


Scholz finds Bartolucci collation (1819)




T. J. Conant on Bartolocci

Porter - p. 259 278

Samuel Davidson - accents

Edinburgh Review (1851)

Tregelles on Mico and Birch


Henry Thomas Armfield


The Text Critical Sigla in Codex Vaticanus
Lucas Brugensis - Agelli Angeli Angelli - Bellarmine - Caryophilus - Bartolocci - Mico - Rulotta - Andreas Birch - ( Charles Edward Hammond, all of the early collations are .. inaccurate)

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Codex Sinaiticus: Its Entrance into the Mid-Nineteenth Century Text-Critical Environment and Its Impact on the New Testament Text 443
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Lucas Brugensis (1549-1619) extracts made by Werner of Nimuegen
Antonius Agellius - (1532–1608)
Andreas Birch (1758-1829), 1781 collation
Johannes Maldonatus- (1533-1583)
Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)
John Matthew Caryophilus of Crete - (c. 1525) for Pope John V
Giulio Bartolocci - (1613-1687) used by Scholz
Carl Gottfried Godfrey Woide (1725-1790) discovered by Henry Ford
Johann Leonhard Hug - (1765-1846)
Angelo Mai (1782–1854)