Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th Century Bible Online

Yesterday I blogged about how the Internet is changing Christianity. Well, here is a completely different way in which that's true (brief excerpt below):
Internet reunites parts of oldest Bible

Codex Sinaiticus finally available in its entirety along with translations
Jul 06, 2009 06:22 PM

Faith and ethics reporter

The Internet has done what decades of theologians and scholars could not: brought together the books of the oldest known copy of the Christian Bible.

The 1,600-year-old Codex Sinaiticus, possibly the last surviving copy of 50 Bibles commissioned by Roman Emperor Constantine after his conversion to Christianity in the 4th century, is now available in its entirety at

I checked out the web site they cited. There is something astounding about being connected to such ancient history. One of the most amazing things to me about Christianity is its origins. I know a lot of people think all the problems with it started when it became the religion of an empire, but you know, the fact that that happened is pretty amazing.

Anyway, I just think this is cool, and I have nothing much to say about it besides that.

1 comment:

  1. I heard about this yesterday and have been looking at it! So neat.


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