Monday, July 6, 2009

Yay for Codex Sinaiticus!

As nearly every other biblioblogger has noted already, the Codex Sinaiticus is now fully online (it seems). It originally went online last July 24 (2008), showing Mark (and I think one or two other biblical books). It has taken this long to get it fully in operation. Now you can read the entire thing.

Here is a snippet from the homepage:

Codex Sinaiticus
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.

It is really a fantastic site and gives you much important information (in addition to the digitized photographs of the codex itself).

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