Chorology of Important New Testament Manuscripts

The Greek Manuscripts

Manuscript

Date Written

Books Contained

John Rylands’ MS 130 AD Portion of John’s Gospel
Bodmer Papyrus II 150-200 AD Most of John’s Gospel
Chester Beatty Papyri 200 AD Most of the New Testament
Diatessarn* 160 AD Portion of all 4 Gospels
Codex Vaticanus 325-350 AD Most of the Bible
Codex Sinaiticus 350 AD Almost all of N.T. & of O.T.
Codex Alexandrinus 400 AD Most of the Bible
Codex Ephraemi 400’s AD Most of the Bible
Codex Bezae 450 AD Gospels & Acts
Codex Washingtonensis 450 AD Gospels
Codex Claromontanus 500’s AD Pauline Epistles

The Syriac (Christian Aramaic) Manuscripts

Manuscript

Date Written

Books Contained

Old Syriac Version 400 AD Gospels
Syyriac Peshitta 400 AD The Bible - 350+ Copies
Palestinian Syriac 400-450 AD The Bible
Philoxenian 508 AD The Bible
Harkleian Syriac 616 AD The Bible

The Latin Manuscripts

Manuscript

Date Written

Books Contained

African Old Latin 400 AD The Bible
Codex Corbiensis 400-500 AD Gospels
Codex Vercellensis 360 AD The Bible
Codex Palatinus 400’s AD The Bible
Latin Vulgate 366-384 AD The Bible

The Coptic (Egyptian) Manuscripts

Manuscript

Date Written

Books Contained

Sahidic 300 AD The Bible
Bohairic 400 AD The Bible
Middle Egyptian 400-500 AD The Bible

Other Manuscripts

Manuscript

Date Written

Books Contained

Armenian 400 AD The Bible
Gothic 400 AD The Bible
Georgian 500 AD The Bible
Ethiopic 600 AD The Bible
Nubian 600 AD The Bible