Easton's Bible Dictionary
is said to be the oldest extant vellum manuscript. It
and the Codex Sinaiticus are the two oldest uncial manuscripts. They were probably
written in the fourth century. The Vaticanus was placed in the Vatican Library
at Rome by Pope Nicolas V. in 1448, its previous history being unknown.
It originally consisted in all probability of a complete copy of the Septuagint
and of the New Testament. It is now imperfect, and consists of 759 thin, delicate
leaves, of which the New Testament fills 142. Like the Sinaiticus, it is of the
greatest value to Biblical scholars in aiding in the formation of a correct text
of the New Testament. It is referred to by critics as Codex B.
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names
Smith's Bible Dictionary
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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