July 7, 2009

Oldest Bible, Codex Sinaiticus: Online

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

This is amazing to see, just look at it! Can't wait to see what can be discovered from studying it.

Oldest Bible, Codex Sinaiticus: Online
Codex Sinaiticus, the world's oldest Bible, unified online for the first time in over a century

The surviving sections of the world’s oldest Bible, the Codex Sinaiticus, have been pieced together and unified online Monday, creating a unique opportunity for scholars to learn more about the centuries-old manuscript.

As part of a four-year joint project, the oldest bible, Codex Sinaiticus, online has been digitized for the first time, reuniting sections held by the British Library in London, the Monastery of St. Catherine in Sinai, Egypt, the National Library of Russia and Leipzig University Library in Germany, according to Reuters.

The Codex Sinaiticus was hand-written in Greek by four scribes in the mid-fourth century, around the time of Constantine the Great, the Roman emperor who embraced Christianity.

The Codex Sinaiticus, which was originally around 1,400 pages long, is now a collection of 800 pages and fragments online as the oldest bible for the first time.

As seen online, the oldest Bible, Codex Sinaiticus's text was written on vellum, a type of animal hide, and the pages that have survived include the entire New Testament and the earliest surviving copy of the Gospels, written after Christ’s death by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

Oldest Bible, Codex Sinaiticus: Online

Posted at July 7, 2009 3:56 AM

We NEED this now.

Posted by: Lori at July 7, 2009 5:36 AM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)