Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript : New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript

edited by Scot McKendrick / D. C. Parker / Amy Myshrall / Cillian O''Hogan


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Retail: $84.95
Size: 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Binding: Printed Case
Pages: 352
Pub Date: September 2015
ISBN: 9781619706477
ISBN-13: 9781619706477
Item Number: 706477
Categories: Archaeology and Biblical History; Biblical Studies and Interpretation
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Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1,600 years ago, it contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.

This collection of scholarly essays constitutes an important reappraisal of the history of the manuscript. The evidence relating to the production of the manuscript is assessed by several contributors, who pay careful attention to the thousands of corrections made to the text by several hands.

The significance of Codex Sinaiticus for our understanding of the New Testament text is analysed in detail, with a number of articles showing how the manuscript helps us to understand the formation of the Christian canon in antiquity. Newly discovered archival material sheds light on the complex sequence of events that led to the Codex being dispersed across four libraries.

Editor Bios

Scot McKendrick is Head of History and Classics at the British Library.
D. C. Parker is the Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship, University of Birmingham, England. He is also the author of An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts, Codex Bezae: Papers from the Lunel Colloquium and The Living Text of the Gospels.
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.

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