The aim of this project is, in a first step, to digitally reconstruct the version of the supposedly first translation of the Bible in a Germanic idiom that is preserved in Uppsala, Sweden, except for a leaf found and preserved in Speyer, Germany. The Gospel by John is in preparation as of today following the now completed restoration of the Gospel by Matthew, ie, of its 44 pages, which survived the hardships of history. May this project help renew the interest not only of scholars and students in the culture and the history of the Eastern Germanic peoples. Putting it in Martin Luther jr.’s words: “I have a dream”.

The text, notae, and other elements the pages of the Gospel contain were directly entered and formatted with the TrueType font pack created by the author. Please click the zip file link below to save it to your harddisk for private use only. The file includes the TrueType font pack, an additional Type 1 version of the main font (Gutisks CAM1T.pfb), and the font map documentation in PDF format. Download: doku-cam1.zip (584 KB).

The navigation gates below will take you to the resp. table of contents (ToC). Only St. Matthew’s gate is active at the present time. Please note that downloading the reconstructed pages (saved in PNG format to ensure an almost lossless conversion) will require some time depending on the speed of your Internet connection among other factors.

A further navigation bar at the very bottom of the page provides access to further contents.

N.B.: Scholars and students are herewith exceptionally and exclusively authorized to use the reconstructed pages of the Codex Argenteus within the scope of their professional activity and/or studies on the condition that the source be mentioned.

General Project Information

St. Matthew
St. John
St. Luke
St. Marc

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