Codex Sinaiticus

Codex Sinaiticus


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619706477
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 801,904
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 4.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Scot McKendrick is head of History and Classics at the British Library.

David Parker is Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham.

Amy Myshrall is a researcher at the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham.

Cillian O’Hogan is curator of Classical and Byzantine Studies at the British Library.  

Table of Contents

Note to the Reader vii

List of Works Cited in Short Form ix

Author Biographies xi

Preface xvii

Section 1 Historical Setting 1

1 Codex Sinaiticus in Its Fourth Century Setting Harry Gamble 3

Section 2 The Septuagint 19

2 The Septuagint in Codex Sinaiticus Compared with Other Sources Emanuel Tov 21

3 Reconstructing Quire 17 Folio 1: Joshua 12:2-14:4 Rachel Kevern 31

4 Codex Sinaiticus and the Book of Psalms Albert Pietersma 41

Section 3 Early Christian Writings 51

5 Codex Sinaiticus: Its Entrance into the Mid-Nineteenth Century Text-Critical Environment and Its Impact on the New Testament Text Eldon Jay Epp 53

6 Codex Sinaiticus and the Formation of the Christian Bible David Trobisch 91

7 The Corrected New Testament Text of Codex Sinaiticus Klaus Wachtel 97

8 Codex Sinaiticus: An Early Christian Commentary on the Apocalypse? Juan Hernández 107

9 Some Observations on Various Features of Scribe D in the New Testament of Codex Sinaiticus Peter M. Head 127

10 The Presence of a Fourth Scribe? Amy Myshrall 139

11 The Appearance of Hermas's Text in Codex Sinaiticus Dan Batovici 149

12 The Shepherd of Hennas and Its Inclusion in Codex Sinaiticus: Almost Scripture Archbishop Damianos of Sinai Translated George S. M. Foskolos 161

Section 4 Modern Histories of Codex Sinaiticus 171

13 One Story - Different Perspectives: The Discovery of Codex Sinaiticus Christfried Böttrich 173

14 The Recent History of Codex Sinaiticus: Insights from the Sinai Archives Nicholas Fyssas 189

15 The British Museum Purchase of Codex Sinaiticus William Frame 201

16 The Recovery of the New Finds at Sinai: A First-hand Report Panayotis G. Nikolopoulos George S. M. Foskolos 213

Section 5 Codex Sinaiticus Today 219

17 A Physical Perspective of Codex Sinaiticus: An Overview from British Library Folios Gavin Moorhead Sara Mazzarino Flavio Marzo Barry Knight 221

18 The Conservation and Photography of Codex Sinaiticus at Saint Catherine's Monastery: Not Quite Finished: Hieromojik Justin of Sinai Nikolas Sarris 239

19 The Digital Sinaiticus Transcription: Process and Discovery T. A. E. Brown 253

20 The Making of the Codex Sinaiticus Electronic Book Peter Robinson 261

11 The Transcription and Reconstruction of Codex Sinaiticus David Parker 279

22 Codex Sinaiticus and its Importance for Contemporary Christianity Steve Walton 295

Picture Credits 305

List of Papyri and Manuscripts 307

Index of Biblical Passages 313

General Index 317

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