Codex Bobbiensis (k)

The short ending of Mark

The last page of the Gospel according to Mark in Codex Bobbiensis has the so-called shorter ending, which in other witnesses reads after verse 8, "But they reported briefly to Peter and those with him all that they had been told. And after this Jesus himself sent out by means of them, from east to west, the sacred and imperishable proclamation of eternal salvation." The Latin text in Bobbiensis is strangely garbled with errors of transcription. The ending begins on the ninth line of the page: Omnia autem quaecumque praecepta erant et qui cum puero [this should read cum Petro] erant breviter exposuerunt. Posthaec et ipse ihesus adparuit, et ab orientem usque usque in orientem [this should read, ab orientem usque ad occasum] misit per illos sanctam et incorruptam [add praedicationis (?) from the margin] salutis aeternae. Amen.

codex bobbiensis at the end of mark

Photographic facsimile of the final leaf of Mark's Gospel in Codex Bobbiensis, from the edition of John Wordsworth, Henry J. White, and William Sanday, eds, Portions of the Gospels according to St. Mark and St. Matthew from the Bobbio ms. (k) now numbered G. vii. 15 in the National library at Turin, together with other fragments of the Gospels from six mss. in the libraries of St. Gall, Coire, Milan, and Berne (usually cited as n, o, p, a2, s, and t), edited with the aid of Tischendorf's transcripts and the printed texts of Ranke, Ceriani, and Hagen, with two facsimiles, by John Wordsworth, W. Sanday, and H. J. White. Series: Old-Latin Biblical texts, no. 2 (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1886).