World’s oldest Bible goes online

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London, UK – All 800 surviving pages from the earliest surviving Christian bible, Codex Sinaiticus, have been reunited on the internet.

Visitors to the British Library’s website can see high resolution digital images of the pages of the 1,600-year-old manuscript, following collaboration between institutions in the UK, Germany, Egypt, and Russia which hold parts of the original. Some of the pages, found in a blocked-off room at the Monastery of St Catherine in 1975, are being published for the first time.

The book was written in Greek on parchment leaves by several scribes, and shows that the Bible as we know it today is very different from the earliest versions. Thank you TG Daily


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