November 22, 2010 - 10:15pm | by Ian W. Scott
Text Status and Contents:
The whole of two Greek witnesses are presented here: P. Cod. Gr. 2419 and the quotations in Cedrenus. P. Cod. Gr. 2419, also labeled manuscript A by James, was employed by Robinson as the base text for his fuller edition.
The five other Greek mss, along with the witnesses in other languages (Syriac, Arabic and Karshuni, Georgian, Armenian, Latin), still wait to be encoded. The most complete print publication of the Greek and Syriac evidence to date is that of S. E. Robinson, The Testament of Adam (see bibliography below).
The following is not a complete listing of manuscripts, but only lists the witnesses included so far in this OCP edition.
|MS Label||Full Name||Source of Transcription|
|A (PCod.Gr.2419)||Paris Codex Gr. 2419, folio 247b (15-16th C)||M. R. James, "A Fragment of the Apocalypse of Adam in Greek," in Apocrypha Anecdota II (Texts & Studies 2.3; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1893), 138-145.|
|Cedrenus||Quotations in Cedrenus||G. J. Reinink, "Das Problem des Ursprung des Testamentes Adams," Orientalia Christiana Analecta 197 (1972): 387-99|
- M. R. James, "A Fragment of the Apocalypse of Adam in Greek," in Apocrypha Anecdota II (Texts & Studies 2.3; Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1893), 138-145.
- ** Includes a transcription of ms A.
- F. Nau, "Apotelesmata Apollonii Tyanensis," in Patrologia Syriaca (R. Graffin, ed.; Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1907), 2:1362-1392.
- ** Includes an eclectic text based on a collation of all four Greek mss held in Paris: A, B, C, and D.
- F. Boll, Catalogus Codicum Astrologorum Graecorum (Brussells: Lamertin, 1908), 7:177-79.
- ** Includes a transcription of ms E.
- A. Delatte, Anecdota Atheniensia (Liège: Vaillant-Carmane, 1927), 1:572-612 (esp. 601-3).
- ** Includes a partial transcription of ms F.
- S. E. Robinson, The Testament of Adam: An Examination of the Syriac and Greek Traditions (SBLDS 52; Chico, Ca.: Scholars Press, 1982), 110-127.
- ** Includes a transcription of A with a full textual apparatus noting variations in B, C, D, E, and F, as well as a separate transcription of the quotation in Cedrenus. Also includes the Syriac evidence.
For further bibliography (including print editions of the evidence for TAdam in other languages) see DiTommaso, Bibliography, 205-220.
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