Codex Vaticanus B Greek Old
Magnificent Color Facsimile
Linguist's Software has been approved to
sell the magnificent Bibliorum Sacrorum Graecorum Codex
Vaticanus B color facsimile.
Codex Vaticanus is the oldest surviving
manuscript of virtually the entire Bible in Greek. It was
written about A.D. 350 and is regarded as the most important
manuscript of the Greek Bible. This is the first time
that the entire Codex Vaticanus has been printed in color.
at the latest exchange rate is USD
$5490 (includes express shipping
Following is the publication data and a
first-hand description from a purchaser:
Title: Bibliorum Sacrorum Graecorum Codex Vaticanus B.
Place and Publisher: Roma: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca
Year of Publication: 1999
|Format: One 30 cm tall volume parchment-bound facsimile
with gold impressions on cover and spine, 1536 pages. One parchment- and leather-bound Prolegomena volume with gold and
silver impressions, 74 pages.
General Notes: At head of title: *Bibliothecae
*apostolicae *Vaticanae Codex Vaticanus *Graecus *1209. Very fine
facsimile reproduction of the original Greek manuscript. Bound in
parchment with gold impressions on cover and spine, issued in a
Plexiglas case, which case is provided for protection in transit
only and is not guaranteed to arrive without defect. Prolegomena volume of commentary essays in English
or French. Includes bibliographical references and notes. 450
numbered copies printed for sale.
Dewey D.C.: 220
LC Classification: BS
Price: 9500000 ITL
|Historical Significance: The Codex Vaticanus B (Vat.
Gr. 1209, written in the fourth century) is considered to be the
oldest extant copy of the Bible, and is, along with the Codex
Sinaiticus, one of the two main witnesses supporting modern
Greek texts and English translations. It contains in Greek most
of the Old Testament with the Apocrypha (excluding 1 and 2
Maccabees and the Prayer of Manasses) and most of the New
Testament. Codex B is believed to have reached the West in 1483,
during the Council of Florence, as a gift from the Byzantine Emperor
Giovanni VIII to Pope Eugenio IV.
|This beautifully executed facsimile faithfully reproduces the
1560 pages of the original manuscript conserved at the Biblioteca
Apostolica Vaticana and is enriched by a further volume of
Prolegomena essays by Paul Canart (in French), Pierre-Maurice
Bogaert (in French) and Stephen Pisano (in English).
|A purchaser described to us the magnificent Codex Vaticanus
facsimile as follows:
"Italian craftsmanship is alive and well. Everything about
this instant rare work spells deluxe.
|It came in a wooden crate weighing 16 kilograms.
The two volumes and thick clear-plastic case alone are quite
heavy. The thick full-color individual paper pages of the codex
are shaped like the original with rough edges and no blank
margins. Even blank pages, cut-off leaves and holes in the
parchment are mimicked in this edition. The entire codex is
reproduced in one beautifully-bound volume, including the Old
and New Testaments. The only modern addition to the codex volume
is a two-page authenticity certificate with the serial number in
the form: 021/450.
The book works very well mechanically: there is no need to fight
to hold the pages open to read any text. The resolution of the
facsimile under a magnifying glass appears to be excellent.
The Prolegomena volume includes the imprimatur by Joannes Paulus
II, a subtle watermark portrait of the Holy Father, three essays, a
column-by-column index of the codex by verse numbers, and a
certification page with serial number. The index is very helpful,
because the pages of the codex volume are not adorned with any
The untranslated essays in the Prolegomena volume are: NOTICE
PALEOGRAPHIQUE ET CODICOLOGIQUE by Paul Canart, LE TEXT DE L'ANCIEN
TESTAMENT by Pierre-Maurice Bogaert, O.S.B., and THE TEXT OF THE NEW
TESTAMENT by Stephen Pisano SJ ."
|The graphic below shows a portion from Galatians 1 (page
demonstrates the fidelity of the color and the sharpness of the
image so you can clearly distinguish between the apricot-colored
ink of the original hand and the chocolate-colored reinforced
|This magnificent facsimile of Codex Vaticanus is available
only until the portion of this limited edition that is open to the
public is sold out. For information please email .
The price at the latest exchange rate is USD
$5490 (includes express shipping
Philip B. Payne,
pictured above, the founder and president of Linguist's
Software, Inc., has written extensively on Codex
Download three of Dr. Payne's papers here:
In addition, Dr. Payne recently published another
book with extensive information about Codex
Philip B. Payne. Man and
Woman, One in Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Paul's
Letters. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2009, 511 pages.
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The author is offering signed copies of this work at
41% discount off the publisher's price. Zondervan's retail price is $29.99; the discounted price
is $19.99 plus shipping (to the United States, $6 Media
Mail for one copy plus $1 for each additional copy; to
Canada, $12 Airmail for one copy plus $5 for each additional
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This book is a careful exegetical examination of Paulís
teachings regarding women and their standing and ministries
in the church and home. It is the condensation of 35 years
of research on this topic and is full of insights that shed
new light on a host of issues and correct many
misconceptions. This work rigorously analyzes both the text
of Paulís statements and the meaning of the text through
penetrating exegetical study. It affirms the complete
reliability of all of Paulís teaching.
The work begins with an examination of the influences on
Paul, then it explores Paulís many statements about women
who were his colleagues in ministry and Paulís theological
principles that undergird his affirmations of the equal
standing of man and women in Christ. In light of Paulís
practice, it examines each of Paulís statements regarding
the standing of women and their ministry in the church.
The book concludes that Paul is consistent in both his
practice and his principles, affirming the
equal standing of man and woman in Christ.