Date: January 18, 2023
Institutions are precious for many reasons: and one of them is that they create space for scholars to explore questions that are often technical yet crucial to our understanding of the past.
Today, I want to celebrate the publication by Dr. Douglas C. Mohrmann at GTS of Deuteronomion: The Text of Codex Alexandrinus. Codex Alexandrinus, as every good seminarian knows, is one of the earliest manuscripts of the Bible in Greek from the fifth century. Doug provides both a new transcription with a fresh translation with the goal of exploring the ways that Deuteronomy would have been read and studied.
Now I confess I have not yet held a copy in my hands; however, I am deeply curious and am looking forward to engaging with this text. This is important, painstaking scholarship – a commitment of years and years to complete. So, today, please acknowledge and celebrate with Doug this monumental achievement.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary and President of General Theological Seminary