Erasmus New Testament in Greek, 1516


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Erasmis's Greek New Testament - 1516

The printer Froben, of Basle, in the autumn of 1515, ... commissioned the first Biblical scholar of the day, Erasmus, to prepare a Greek New Testament for ... publication. Erasmus had long been studying and commenting on the Bible, and had been anxious to produce an edition of the original Greek; accordingly he readily accepted the invitation. Speed, however, being necessary, he could only use such manuscripts as he had at hand; and on the basis of these the first printed Greek New Testament appeared in March, 1516.

This is folio 59r of Erasmus's Greek New Testament. It shows last page of the gospel according to St Mark, chapter 16, with the Greek on the left and the Vulgate on the right. The text continues Mk.16.8 from page 115. The last paragraph of the Greek is the longer ending of Mark of the late Byzantine received text, Mk.16.9-20. (verse numbers didn't appear until Stephanus.)

It runs:

καὶ ἐξελθοῦσαι ἐφυγον ἀπὸ τοῦ μνημείου, εἶχεν γὰρ αὐτὰς τρόμος καὶ ἐκστασις· καὶ οὐδενὶ οὐδὲν εἶπαν, ἐφοβοῦντο γάρ.
[Literally (v.8)] and having-gone-out they-fled from the tomb, seized for them trembling and amazement; and no-one nothing they-told; for-they-were-afraid.
Ἀναστὰς δὲ πρωῒ πρώτῃ σαββάτου ἐφάνη πρῶτον Μαρίᾳ τῇ Μαγδαληνῇ ...
τοῦ κυρίου συνεργοῦντος καὶ τὸν λόγον βεβαιοῦντος διὰ τῶν ἐπακολουθούντων σημείων.
(v.9) And-having arisen early on-[the]-first-[day-of-the]-week he-appeared first to-Mary - Magdalene ...
(v.20) the Lord working-with-[them] and the word confirming through the accompanying signs.

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