About Gospel of Luke

Subj: Egyptian MS of Gospel of Luke File: VAT111.JPG (154123 bytes) AUTHOR: LOC/Vat Lib

The Gospel of Luke 20: 1-8 In Arabic Cairo A.D. 993

This tenth-century Egyptian codex was donated to Pope Eugenius IV by the Coptic delegates at the Council of Ferrara-Florence. Translated from a Coptic original, it is one of the earliest Arabic versions of any part of the New Testament, none of which can be dated before the late eighth or ninth centuries.

Vat. ar. 18 fols. 79 recto - 78 verso orient04 AH.05