25. Codex Psi: after the end of 16:8, there is a telos-mark. The Short Ending begins on the next line, without
any special annotation. After the Short Ending there is an indented note (Estin kai tauta feromena meta to
efobounto gar). Then 16:9 begins, accompanied in the left margin by a note indicating the beginning of the
Heothina-reading at "Anastas."


Twenty-eight Pictures to Assist the Study of Mark 16:9-20

1. A replica of the last page of Mark in Codex Vaticanus.

2. A replica of the last page of Mark in Codex Vaticanus
with Mark 16:9-20 added in compressed lettering.
3. A replica of the last page of Mark in Codex Vaticanus
with Mark 16:9-20 added via the addition of extra lines.
4. A replica of the last page of Mark in Codex Vaticanus
with the Shorter Ending added in Column 2.
5. A replica of the last page of Mark in Codex Vaticanus
with the Shorter Ending added with stretched lettering to
extend into Column 3.
6. A replica of the last two columns of Mark in Codex
Sinaiticus, showing the copyist's use of stretched
lettering in 16:2-8 and an emphatic decorative design
after verse 8.
7. A precise reproduction of the decorative design in
Codex Vaticanus that appears after Mark 16:8.
8. Replicas of the relatively less elaborate decorative
designs in Codex Sinaiticus at the ends of the books
of Judith, Tobit, and First Thessalonians (by the same
copyist).
9. Mark 16:1b-16:12a in Codex W, with verse numbers
added and textual variants underlined.
10. Mark 16:12b-17 in Codex W, with verse numbers
added and textual variants underlined. The Freer
Logion is enclosed.
11. Mark 16:17-20 in Codex W, with verse numbers added
and textual variants underlined.
12. Mark 16:2b-17 in Codex Alexandrinus.


13. Mark 16:17-20 in Codex Alexandrinus.


14. Mark 16:4-6 in Old Latin Codex Bobbiensis, with a
unique interpolation between verse 3 and verse 4.


15. Mark 16:6-8 in Old Latin Codex Bobbiensis, with the
Short Ending. Notice the mistakes and the missing
portion of verse 8.


16. Mark 16:6-8 in Codex Bezae (D).

17. A replica of part of Codex 1. At the very top of the page is a lectionary-rubric, stating that this is the third
Heothina reading, and providing the introductory phrase to be used when the passage is read in church-service.
Below this is an annotation stating that in some copies the Gospel-account ends at this point (that is, at the end of
verse 8), and that the Eusebian Canons end there, too, and that in many copies, the passage is present. Then
verse 9 begins (with "Anastas de"). Expanded Eusebian Section-numbers are added alongside verses 9-20.
18. The short annotation, in Codex 22. A lectionary-related "telos" follows the end of 16:8. Then the annotation
appears, without the phrase about the Eusebian Canons, stating that in some copies the Gospel-account ends
here but in many copies this (that is, verses 9-20) also appears. Then verse 9 begins.
19 and 20. Mark 16:2-9 and 16:9-15 in Old Latin Codex Monacensis (q). A scrawled note alongside 16:9 identifies it
as the reading for a feast-day, "Feria #5."
21. Mark 16:16-20 in Old Latin Codex Monacensis (q).
22. Manuscript 274: Mark 16:7b-15, with the Short
Ending in the lower margin. A lectionary-note
alongside 16:9 indicates the beginning of the third
Heothina-reading, also to be read on Ascension-Day.
23. Codex L: Mark 16:6-8 fills the first column,
followed by a decorative line, and then at the top
of the second column there is a framed note, stating,
"In some this also appears," followed by the Short
Ending, followed by another framed note, stating,
"In some this appears after 'efobounto gar'" (that is,
after the last words of verse 8); then verse 9 begins.




24. Codex L: Mark 16:17-20, followed by the closing-
title, followed by the beginning of the list of chapter-
titles for the Gospel of Luke.
26. Armenian MS Matenadaran 2374 (previously known as Etchmiadzin MS 229). Written in red ink between
the lines between 16:8 and 16:9 is a short note, "Ariston eritzou," that is, "The elder Ariston."

27. Codex G: One of the over 1,500 Greek manuscripts
which include Mark 16:9-20. (Vaticanus and Sinaiticus
are the only two in which the closing-title, and nothing
more, appears after 16:8). Codex G, like many other
manuscripts of Mark, is supplemented by margin-notes
which identify 16:9-20 as a prominent lectionary-reading.


28. A diagram of a solution to the Synoptic Problem.


In addition to the 28 pictures shown below, two video-lectures about Mark 16:9-20 are available to watch
at YouTube. Clicking on the pictures here will take you to the beginning of each lecture.
You can also go to each part of the lectures by clicking on their names.
(Doing so will take you away from the Curtisville Christian Church website.)