Book launch and some statistics

Post date: Mar 2, 2016 1:56:23 PM

The Latin New Testament was officially published on 25th February 2016. The launch party included a wonderful cake made by The Cake Artists, reproducing the image of Codex Veronensis from the front cover (see right). As it has now been consumed, this manuscript is no longer eligible for inclusion in the Vetus Latina Register.While preparing a few words to say at the launch, I discovered that there are no fewer than 375 manuscripts listed in the Index of Manuscripts. In addition, the bibliography contains over 1,000 items (1,064 to be precise). That's more than one for every day between the beginning of the first draft in 2012 and the delivery of the typescript in 2015.

Latin New Testament cake