Tuesday, July 14, 2009

N - Oldest bible online

The Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest surviving Bible in the world has been published online in full (www.codexsinaiticus.org). A four year project has brought together scans of the book's more than 800 pages of animal skin parchment, which are divided between the British Library, Germany, Russia, and Egypt. Researchers, academics, and the general public can search all the surviving text and study the Greek text, which contains information not found in the modern bible. The British Library will hold an exhibition in September to mark the launch of the reunited codex with a range of historic items linked to the manuscript. (www.iwr.co.uk/information-world-review/news/2245468/world-oldest-book-goes-online)

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