Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The worlds oldest bible reunited online


On July 6, 2009, the world's oldest Bible went digital. The 4th century Codex Sinaiticus manuscript ("the Sinai Book") is one of the most important texts in Christianity, dating to the time of Constantine the Great. Thanks to the Codex Sinaiticus Project, you can now see and read its raw animal-hide pages online. The photographs of the book's pages show not just the written text — an English translation accompanies the original Greek — but also skeletal imprints, insect bites, scar tissue and spilled candle wax. At nearly 800 pages, Sinaiticus is the largest edition of an ancient manuscript ever to hit the Web.

Watch a video of the world's oldest Bible at London's British Library.

1 comment:

Dostoy said...

Fascinating! I knew nothing about this until I saw your post. Thanks so much for sharing this!!!

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