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The Christian examiner (1861)


The Christian examiner (1861)

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    Edward Everett Hale
Excerpt from book: Art. VII.—REVIEW OF CURRENT LITERATURE. THEOLOGY. Pkof. Tischendorf's long-desired account of his new manuscript must interest every scholar. We share his enthusiasm as we read how, after a four years' search of the European libraries had fired his zeal to visit also the still hidden treasures of the Eastern, he found, in 1844, at the Monastery of Si. Catherine on Mount Sinai, in a basket of waste paper destined for the oven, the fragments of a most ancient manuscript of the Septuagint. The greater part of this prize was claimed by the monks: but the few fragments which Tischendorf was allowed to retain convinced him of its value, and when, on his second visit to the pious brethren, they told him they did not. know what had become of it, he caused diligent search to be made for it in Europe. " At longe aliud atque opinabar Deus providerat." In 1859 the liberality of the Russian Emperor enabled Tischendorf to make a third visit to Mount Sinai. " On the 4th of February, when I had already sent out a servant to collect the camels with which I meant to return to Egypt the next week, I took a walk with the steward of the monastery and conversed with him about the Septuagint, some copies of my edition of which, with others of my New Testament, I had brought to the brethren. When we returned from our walk, we entered the steward's chamber. There he said that he had also a copy of the Septuagint, and placed it, wrapped in a cloth, before my eyes. I opened the cloth, and beheld what was beyond all hope. There were the abundant remains of that manuscript which I had long ago pronounced the most ancient extant of all Greek manuscripts on parchment, including not only those books of the Old Testament which, in 1844, I had taken from the basket, but others, and, what was far more importa...  
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