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Codex Bobiensis (k) is a fragmentary Latin manuscript of the Bible. Specifically, it is an example of a Vetus Latina Bible, the type used from the 2nd century until Jerome's Latin translation, the Vulgate, was written in the 5th century. The text contains parts of the Gospel of Mark (Mk 8:8-"shorter ending") and Gospel of Matthew (Mt 1:1-15:36). The order of books was probably: John, Luke, Mark, and Matthew.
It is from North Africa, and is dated to the 4th or 5th century. Later it was brought to the monastery in Bobbio in northern Italy. It was traditionally assigned to St. Columban, who died in the monastery he had founded there, in 615. Today it is housed in the national library in Turin.
A palaeographic study of the scripture determined it is a copy of a papyrus script from the 2nd century. Codex Bobiensis is the only known copy that has the addition of Mark 16:9's "short ending", but not the "long ending" through Mark 16:20 which is present in the vast majority of manuscripts, and is considered indicative of the Byzantine text-type. This is the only known example of the "shorter ending" added directly to Mark 16:8.
The Latin text of the codex is a representative of the Western text-type in Afra recension.
In Matthew 8:12 it has ἐξελεύσονται (will go out) instead of ἐκβληθήσονται (will be thrown). This variant is supported only by two Greek manuscripts Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Climaci Rescriptus, and by syrc, s, p, pal, arm, Diatessaron.
In Mark 16:3 it has unusual additional text:
ab osteo? Subito autem ad horam tertiam tenebrae diei factae sunt per totum orbem terrae, et descenderunt de caelis angeli et surgent (-ntes?, nte eo?, surgit?) in claritate vivi Dei (viri duo? + et) simul ascenderunt cum eo, et continuo lux facta est. Tunc illae accesserunt ad monimentum.
Codex Bobiensis has led to speculation that the Gospel of Mark was originally written in Latin and not Greek. It is one of the oldest preserved examples of the Gospel of Mark, and Mark was supposedly traveling in Africa after having written his Gospel.