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Thursday, July 24, 2008

In the news: World's oldest Bible goes online

Parts of Codex Sinaiticus will go online starting today. CNN reports:
The British Library plans to begin publishing the Codex Sinaiticus, a 4th century text handwritten in Greek, on its Web site. The Gospel of Mark and the Book of Psalms go online Thursday. The full manuscript is to be online in a year.


At Thu Jul 24, 08:33:00 AM, Blogger Kaylan said...

I noticed in the CNN article it does not even mention the Codex Vaticanus which is the first and I believe oldest biblical manuscript??! This should be mentioned in the article regarding the Codex Sinaiticus. Here is more on Codex Vaticanus:

a Greek manuscript, the most important of all the manuscripts of Holy Scripture. It is so called because it belongs to the Vatican Library (Codex Vaticanus, 1209).

This codex is a quarto volume written in uncial letters of the fourth century, on folios of fine parchment bound in quinterns. Each page is divided into three columns of forty lines each, with from sixteen to eighteen letters to a line, except in the poetical books, where, owing to the stichometric division of the lines, there are but two columns to a page.

At Thu Jul 24, 12:36:00 PM, Blogger Sue said...

My sense is that the NT manuscripts have all been available here for some time. I have used them intermittently. Perhaps this time the entire LXX will be posted as well.


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