They were able to photograph several manuscripts, mostly in Athens. The principal library they were at was the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies. The team was there before the general Parliament election and after. They were concerned about possible riots, but none materialized. Your prayers have been answered!
At the Gennadius Library, the team photographed Gregory-Aland manuscripts 1797 (a thirteenth century Gospels manuscript), 1873 (a thirteenth century manuscript of the epistles), and 2651 (an early fourteenth century manuscript of the Gospels).
In addition, the team photographed three other manuscripts that have not yet been catalogued by the Institute for New Testament Textual Research in Münster, Germany, the official cataloger of all Greek New Testament manuscripts: Gennadius MS 266, a late medieval manuscript of the Gospels (Luke and John only); Gennadius MS 259, a twelfth-century minuscule of the Gospels; and MS Κυριαζις 20, another medieval manuscript of the Gospels. Thus, on this one expedition, three more manuscripts have been added to the fund of knowledge for New Testament scholars!
The team then photographed a manuscript at the University of Athens before heading north to central Greece. In the heart of Thessaly, the team discovered yet another manuscript—a twelfth-century text of Luke (only two leaves of which have survived).
After examining and documenting scores of manuscripts, the CSNTM team was able to photograph one more manuscript, this one from the first millennium AD. Only 15% of our New Testament manuscripts date from the first millennium, so shooting such manuscripts is always important and a great thrill.
In central Greece, they met some of the friendliest people on the planet. The Greeks appreciated their professionalism and helped them out with several key contacts for future trips. Greece is struggling right now for its very survival. Because of this, CSNTM is giving this country priority for upcoming expeditions.
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