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Codex Sinaiticus
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Overview

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1,600 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 itself is much more than the New Testament—it contains a large portion of the Septuagint, including apocryphal texts, and transcriptions of two books of the Apostolic Fathers.

The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for the reconstruction of the Christian Bible’s original text, the history of the Bible, and the history of Western book-making is immense.

Codex Sinaiticus is referenced in numerous grammars, lexicons, critical apparatuses, commentaries, journal articles, and monographs. The Logos edition of these transcriptions will be of great benefit to students, scholars, pastors, and laypeople interested in New Testament textual criticism. See citations of this text appear on mouseover, and access your most trusted Greek grammars and lexicons from your library with a click.

This transcription was made by a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) whose policy is that all digital data produced by its research projects should be made freely available online. The transcription of New Testament books was developed from a transcription made in the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung, Münster, as part of the New Testament Transcripts project. The transcription project was directed by professor David Parker and other participants, listed at http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/project/participants.aspx

Product Details

  • Title: Codex Sinaiticus
  • Publishers: The British Library, Leipzig University Library, St Catherine’s Monastery at Sinai, and the National Library of Russia
  • Publication Date: 2013