In addition to digital images of many of their manuscripts, the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin has also made available the text and plates of Frederic Kenyon’s editions of the Beatty Biblical Papyri. As I have noted before, these volumes are extremely difficult to find on the used book market, so this is a fantastic development. Many thanks to the people at the Beatty Library in Dublin! I can’t find an organized set of links to the pdf files, so I’ve made one below. Please use the comments to let me know if there are problems with any of the links.
Fasciculus I, Introduction, text and plates
Fasciculus II, Gospels and Acts (P45), text
Fasciculus II, Gospels and Acts (P45), plates
Fasciculus III, Pauline Epistles and Revelation (P46 and P47), text
Fasciculus III Revelation (P47), plates
Fasciculus III Supplement Pauline Epistles (P46), text part 1 part 2
Fasciculus III Supplement Pauline Epistles (P46), plates, part 1 part 2
Fasciculus IV Genesis (Codex IV and Codex V), text [Update: see below]
Fasciculus IV Genesis (Codex IV), plates
Fasciculus IV Genesis (Codex V), plates
Fasciculus V Numbers and Deuteronomy, text
Fasciculus VI Numbers and Deuteronomy, plates
Fasciculus VI, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ecclesiasticus, text
Fasciculus VI, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ecclesiasticus, plates
Fasciculus VII, Ezekiel, Daniel, Esther, text
Fasciculus VII, Ezekiel, Daniel, Esther, plates
Fasciculus VIII, Enoch and Melito, plates
[Update 10 June 2019: I see that the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World has made available Albert Pietersma’s improved edition of the Beatty Genesis codices (Codex IV and V)]
Numbers-Deuteronomy plates are in the same volume as the plates for vol. VI. You also have a link to it in one of your Supplements to the Pauline Epistles, plates links. The supplements are a bit confused. And the Num-Deut texts link is a redundant link to the Pauline supplement. If you find the actual texts of Num-Deut, do let me know. Thanks for finding and organizing these resources!
Thanks, Drew! I’ve tried to fix this. Please let me know if there are any other problems.
Happy to help. 🙂 Thanks for finding and posting.
P.S. I occasionally update a page on my blog with digital resources for OT manuscripts and editions freely available online. So if you find any more LXX manuscripts (images or editions), I’d be happy to include them as well. Thanks!
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Well done. This is solidly useful stuff.
Thank you for making these valuable manuscripts available to everyone. I have searched for years for some of the OT Chester Beatty manuscripts.
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