Historic Bible pages put online

There are new opportunities for scholars, experts say

A page of Codex Sinaiticus.

About 800 pages of the earliest surviving Christian Bible have been recovered and put on the internet. 

Visitors to the website www.codexsinaiticus.org can now see images of more than half the 1,600-year-old Codex Sinaiticus manuscript. 

Fragments of the 4th Century document – written in Greek on parchment leaves – have been worked on by institutions in the UK, Germany, Egypt and Russia. 

Experts say it is «a window into the development of early Christianity».

Preservation secrets

Dr Scot McKendrick, head of Western manuscripts at the British Library, said the wide availability of the document presented many research opportunities.

«The Codex Sinaiticus is one of the world’s greatest written treasures,» he said. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »