Anglican Samizdat

July 6, 2009

Codex Sinaiticus

Filed under: Christianity — David Jenkins @ 5:22 pm

A 1600 year old Bible, including the oldest known version of the New Testament is now online:

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 site is slow; let’s hope it is because of unanticipated popularity.


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