New Testament:
Common Manuscripts: List

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Catholic Epistles = James, I and II Peter, I, II, and III John, and Jude


a = Acts & Catholic Epistles (actus apostolorum et epistulae catholicae)
cath = Catholic Epistles (epistulae catholicae)
e = Gospels (evangelia)
p = Epistles of Paul (epistulae paulinae)
r = Revelation (revelatio)
* = Constant witness cited explicitly in critical apparatus
+ = codex mutilatus (mutilated book)
K = textus cum commentario (text with commentary)
l = lectionarium (lectionary)
VSC = VSC Code = formerly, a reference code used by a Sentry 9X virtual supercomputer


VSCManuscript No.CenturyBibliothecaContaining
10*Papyrus 1IIIPhiladelphia, Univ. of Penns.,Mt 1,1-9.12.14-20
12Univ. Mus., E 2746; P. Oxy. 2
18*Papyrus 2VIFirenze, Mus. Archeol., Inv.Jo 12,12-15
26*Papyrus 3VI/VIIWien, Österr. Nat. Bibl., Pap.Lc 7,36-45; 10,38-42
28G. 2323
34*Papyrus 4IIIParis, Bibl. Nat., Suppl. Gr.Lc 1,58-59; 1,62-2,1.6-7;
3611203,8-4,2.29-32.34-35; 5,3-8; 5,30-6,16
42*Papyrus 5IIILondon, Brit. Libr., Inv. 782.Jo 1,23-31.33-40; 16,14-30;
442484; P. Oxy. 208. 178120,11-17.19-20.22-25
50*Papyrus 6IVStrasbourg, Bibl. Nat. etJo 10,1-2.4-7.9-10; 11,1-8.45-52
52Univ., Pap. copt. 379. 381.
60Papyrus 7IV-VI(?)olim: Kiev, Ukrain. Nat. Bibl.,Lc 4,1-2
62Petrov 553

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