World's oldest Bible to go online
July 23, 2008 2:42pm CST
The British Library announced that they will be releasing scanned images of the world's oldest known Bible, the Codex Sinaiticus, online. However, it might be uncomfortable to some to know that a number of differences can be observe between it and the present day Bibles. Most noticeably, the lack of any post-resurrection stories. I'm sure that Da Vinci's code fans are going "AHHA!" right now, but we have to remember that the book is noted to be fragmented and incomplete. What will the impact of the Codex Sinaiticus be? Will we see more badly strung conspiracy theories hitting the bookshelves? What are your views? Reference: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gzdZYondd-Jlqw-ziW9W3qmSSeUwD922E3300
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23 Jul 08
i read a little about it. it's of interest to those who are history buffs. i have a bible in good condition that i can read so that is what matters most to me. and about the di vinci code fans. i don't see the interest it that. it was so boring and hard to find anything thing of interest in it. except the scene where tom hanks finds mary's tomb for a movie scene it was interesting. but the movie up to that point, i had to play a video game to keep my sanity. if the da vinci code has damaged some people belief in the Bible they must not have had much of a belief to begin with. it seems i read somewhere that the writer intended it to be fiction.
25 Jul 08
I don't think that the MS lacks post-resurrection stories. Post-resurrection story can be read in the four Gospels as well in the writings of Paul, Peter and also in the epistles of John. If post-resurrection story is missing much of the New Testament texts would be left out. Codex Sinaiticus is a complete Bible as far as I know. You can check out the website. Blessings!