Monday, July 21, 2008

Attention Bible Scholars!

The Codex Sinaiticus, one of the oldest Greek New Testament manuscripts (4th century A.D.) is going to be available online here beginning July 24, 2008.

From the website:

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.

The Codex Sinaiticus Project

The Codex Sinaiticus Project is an international collaboration to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars, conservators and curators, the Project gives everyone the opportunity to connect directly with this famous manuscript.

The Codex Sinaiticus Website

The first release of the Codex Sinaiticus Project website will be launched on 24 July 2008 here. The website will be substantially updated in November 2008 and in July 2009, by when the website will have been fully developed.

(The above picture is Luke 11:2 from the Codex Sinaiticus, as published on Wikipedia).

Thanks to In Rebus, a very helpful site for the study of the Latin language for posting this!

1 comment:

Rev. Eric J Brown said...

I have some friends who live in London. When I saw them 2 years ago, the highlight of the trip was when, at the National Library, I saw Sinaiticus right next to Alexandrius. That was just cool.