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Oct
08

oldest bible text

For those of you who might be interested – the oldest known surviving copy of the New Testament moved into the 21st century last week when parts of it went online for the first time.

 

In case you missed it, the full manuscript of the Codex   Sinaiticus will be online a year from now. The British Library plans to begin publishing the Codex Sinaiticus, a 4th century text handwritten in Greek, on its Web site. The Gospel of Mark and the Book of Psalms was launced Thursday.

Along with Codex Vaticanus [a little older], Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most valuable manuscripts for establishing the original text of the Greek New Testament, as well as the Septuagint [Greek version of Old Testament].

Translations of the Codex Sinaiticus have long been widely available, but publishing images of the manuscript online will let anyone see pages that, until now, have been viewed in detail mainly by academia.

You can check out the ancient text at codexsinaiticus.

Unfortunately, at this point, the entire RayK translation remains unavailble for the general public.

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