Worlds Oldest Bible Goes Online this Week.

Oldest Copy of the New Testament-Codex Sinaiticus - Codex Sinaiticus
United States
July 29, 2008 3:43pm CST
I just read this article and to tell you the truth I am excited about it. “The British Library plans to begin publishing the Codex Sinaiticus, a 4th century text handwritten in Greek, on its Web site. The Gospel of Mark and the Book of Psalms go online Thursday. The full manuscript is to be online in a year. It contains the earliest complete copy of the New Testament” http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/07/24/online.bible/?imw=Y&iref=mpstoryemail There can not be a better time in human history, for the translation and release of such a grand artifact. I have to be honest in, that I do not know much about this manuscript as of yet, maybe some of you do, and if you do please share with me. I have to wonder if we will see some of the most common questions and misconceptions of our present day King James Version cleared up. Then I wonder if it will make any difference at all to those that are so badly brainwashed and indoctrinated into organized religion. I am excited and looking forward to getting a look and read into this old Bible. How about you? One more link for those that want to read and look at it. http://achievenerdvana.com/2008/07/23/holy-crap-wanna-read-the-oldest-bible-in-existence/
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6 responses
• United States
29 Jul 08
I wonder if you are aware, that a 4th century writing is a compilation of the works twisted by the Ruler Constantine. In such an event the text should be very similar to all of the King James Versions that exist as NIV and all other similar writings that mirror each other complete with Constantine's flaws. What you really need to understand is in your heart, the will of GOD can be found in the good that you find within you and others doing the best they can to bring a pure and holy peace to the Universe beginning here on Earth. May the GOD of ALL reach out and touch you so that you know and see with new eyes the truth that has been veiled by Corrupt Church Leaders and Government Officials. Peace and Blessings, Sincerely, Gary
• United States
29 Jul 08
Gary, I am aware of what you are talking about, and for the most part I agree with you. But this is an amazing opportunity for laymen who do not in thier every day life get a glimpse into an older work/copy of the bible. I am not willing yet to write it all off as twisted..... I want the chance to read and study it. Thank you so much for your input.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
Hello A.W., I liked your reply to positiveminded, in you reply, I took note to your seeking history, and for me, I am seeking truth. Contradictions and Hypocrisy jump off of the pages and strike me like a sore thumb, it may very well be my own history and my story. Have you had the chance to research my truth? There is only one truth, and I share with you many concerns that are brought to and from a flawed religion. Gnosisquest presented information that places doubt as to whether or not Jesus even existed, I follow his thinking with the fact that all evidence of the existence of Jesus has been removed so of course it looks that way. The problem is that we all leave our mark on the world and there are many things that seem to be missing. I asked did Jesus even have to die? The truth is that there is no old or new bible that can deal with the problems that we are facing today, we need to change a major problem that exists in corruption corroding our world. Either we cleanse the corruption or we all become victims of abuse. I suggest that we all do more research into the leaders of the systems that govern our world.
• United States
31 Jul 08
Gary I also told Positiveminded that "that when I am reading I make learning the truths a lesson." I read to find truth. I understand and agree with what you are saying about researching our leaders in the present. For me there is room in my mind and heart to do both and many other things I want to read and learn about. I am not limiting my mind. For me its all important. I appreciate your response . I am not sure what propounding misinformation is however. We can not say that what is uncovered is untruth when we have not even delved into its depths. I can't at least. I do not close my mind off like that. I feel in my heart God does not want me to. There are lessons he has to teach me. I do not wish to debate your views, I only offered the links for those that would like to see, read and study such an find.
@ishralene09 (2260)
• Philippines
29 Jul 08
Wow, I'm hyped about this! No greater piece of historical relics than these! I'll definitely check them out. Thanks for sharing it angelwhispers!
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• United States
29 Jul 08
Hey you are so welcome, I am excited as well :)))))
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
30 Jul 08
I'll check it out and get back to you. Definitely some interesting reading so far.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
So glad you are enjoying it SkinnyC :))))
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
30 Jul 08
The Bible we have today is not going to be anything like the original. There were things in the King James Bible when i was younger that is no longer in it so i know man has really added to and taken from the original.
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• United States
30 Jul 08
I so agree with you Cj.
• India
30 Jul 08
I wonder if it will clear old doubts or create new problems? I wonder if I will read it. I find the entire exercise of reading the bible very tiring. Anyway, this was a very interesting link. Thanks for posting it. :) Cheers and happy mylotting
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• United States
30 Jul 08
I love to learn. The bible is such a mystery and so controversial, that when I am reading I make learning the truths a lesson. That way it is never boring, or tedious. What makes it tiring I think is when you are trying to read the Books of the Bible to find fault or bend the words in a way that fits into a peg of some religion. When you approach the Bible for it s historical and archaeological stand points it becomes very intriguing and interesting.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
1 Aug 08
Hi Angel, Interesting information! It will be interesting to see if the translations differ much from the current ones. I am sure there will be a few changes. I am constantly trying to get people to listen to me when I read the Torah to them and tell them the correct Hebrew transtlation. The get mad and tell me I am totally wrong and go with the chritian transtlation which is so far off base it is ludicrous, but it does support their beliefs so it has to be right!!! The thing is, the Psalms were written in Aramaic and Hebrew, so if they are being translated from Greek, then this is a translation of a translation. So why not just translate it straight from the Tanach which is the origional book and the origional language? I never could understand any of this business of translating it into Greek and latin first and then into english. Too much is lost along the way!! Shalom~Adoniah
• United States
2 Aug 08
Hello Adoniah, Shalom, :) Peace and Great Blessings... It seems to me that there are many misunderstandings of the writings in the Pentateuch and in the first 5 books of the Old Testament. They should be mirror images of each other with the Talmud and the complete Old Testament (All Books)... Why are there translation variations? It brings to mind that here I live in America and our Judicial system uses Latin to define and set title to procedure instead of plain English? You write in plain English and I understand you because that is what I was taught, try to teach me Latin or Greek and I'm lost just like trying to learn German, but computer codes is a language of a universal nature and I understand how many of them work, plain English basic not hex... I would love to see where a conversation between you and I would lead. Write on, Sincerely, Gary