Codex Sinaiticus

Last month in London, in the British Library, I had a glimpse of one of the oldest and most important copies of the Bible, Codex Sinaiticus.  It was acquired by the British in 1930.

This week the manuscript goes online.

This Website will go live on July 24, 2008

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript – the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity – is of supreme importance for the history of the book.  AP

More here.

   
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