Chapter 8. The text of the letters of Paul

The codex contains the texts of the Acts, the Catholic epistles and Paul on 304 parchment folios with some lacunae (Acts 1:1-12; Philemon). It also contains additional textual content such as the Euthalian apparatus in the Catholic epistles and in the Pauline epistles in Greek as well as Latin prologues and subscriptions (see [Mioni 1985: 16-17]). The Pauline paratext is discussed in the following chapter.

Regarding the order of the Pauline epistles, Hebrews comes between 1 Thessalonians and 1 Timothy. This unusual order will be taken into account in the discussion on possible mutual influences (chapter 8.4).

During this project’s preparation it was decided that the study should be limited to the undisputed Pauline letters (Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, Philippians [and Philemon, who is missing in the present manuscript]) in order to ensure coherent and realistic study object material. Within the project’s timeframe, the following material was finally transcribed: Romans, part of 1 Corinthians, Galatians and 1 Thessalonians. Consequently, the research in the web book is based on these folios. Furthermore, complementary transcriptions may be published in future.