Friday, July 25, 2008

Codex Sinaiticus




For the uber-traddie Codex Sinaiticus is now on line, put there by the British Library.


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.

2 comments:

fr paul harrison said...

Can't view it at the moment. Got the message "too many connections try again later"

Good to see that it is popular!

Roses and Jessamine said...

This is an exciting development. What is the significance of changing the order of some books, e.g. he Letter to the Hebrews is placed after Paul's Second Letter to the Thessalonians, and the Acts of the Apostles between the Pastoral and Catholic Epistles?

The text is very small and hard to read but it looks like the site is still in development.