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Washington Manuscript IV - The Epistles of Paul (Codex Washingtonensis)
6th century

Ink on parchment
H: 16.0 W: 10.5 cm

Gift of Charles Lang Freer F1906.275

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Sometimes called Codex Freerianus, this manuscript was acquired in a much-decayed condition; much of the text had been lost. Because the surviving sections are numbered, it has been determined that the complete manuscript had between two hundred eight and two hundred twelve pages-more than necessary for the Epistles of Paul. This suggests the codex also originally contained the Acts of the Apostles and the catholic epistles (those intended for Christians in general rather than a specific congregation).