Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile Edition - Cloth with Slipcase

by Hendrickson Publishing (Author) }

Format: Hardcover

Vendor: Hendrickson Publishing

Publication Date: December 12, 2012

ISBN: 159856577X

ISBN-13: 9781598565775

Number of Pages: 800

Weight: 26.63 lb

Dimensions: 16.5 × 13.5039 (inches)

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The Codex was hand-written in Greek by fourth-century scribes, only 300 years after the time of the New Testament, making it one of the earliest and most reliable witnesses to the biblical text. It contains the full Christian canon: the Old and New Testaments in Greek, the text adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. Drawing on the expertise of leading scholars, conservators, and curators, this facsimile edition of the Codex Sinaiticus gives everyone the opportunity to interact directly with this famous manuscript. Preserved for centuries at the monastery of St. Catherine s, Mount Sinai, Constantin von Tischendorf brought worldwide attention and notoriety to the Codex in 1844. In the years following, its pages were divided and dispersed. Now, over 160 years later, after an extraordinary and historic collaborative effort by the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherine s Monastery, Leipzig University Library, and Hendrickson Publishers, all the extant pages of Codex Sinaiticus are now brought together in print form to a worldwide audience in this handsomely bound, one-of-a-kind, facsimile edition. Painstakingly photographed using the latest high-quality digital technology and a careful imaging process, this facsimile provides a life-like view of the original pages of the Codex. The delicate beauty of this important text "its parchment, inks, and scars, all visible in incredible detail "allows the fascinating textual history of the Christian Bible to come alive in a fresh, meaningful way. The generous trim size, protective cloth covering, and slipcase make this facsimile an attractive part of any biblical scholar s library. Accompanied by a 32-page booklet, the Codex would be a stunning addition to a church, university, or seminary library, as well as to a museum or personal collection. In addition to the Protestant canon, the Codex Sinaiticus also features the following:

The Greek Septuagint in the Codex includes books not found in the Hebrew Bible and regarded in the Protestant tradition as apocryphal, such as 2 Esdras, Tobit, Judith, 1 and 4 Maccabees, Wisdom and Sirach.

Appended to the New Testament of the Codex "the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament "are the Epistle of Barnabas and “The Shepherd” of Hermas.

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