Codex Sinaiticus

‘Codex Sinaiticus, a manuscript of the Christian Bible written in the middle of the 4th century, contains the earliest complete copy of the Christian New Testament. The hand-written text is in Greek. The New Testament appears in the original vernacular language (koine) and the Old Testament in the version, known as the Septuagint, that was adopted by early Greek-speaking Christians. In the Codex, the text of both the Septuagint and the New Testament has been heavily annotated by a series of early correctors.’

In this project the entire manuscript (which is distributed between four institutions) is reunited in digital form. All extant pages of the codes can be consulted.

The manuscript can be browsed by Bible book. Advanced search is also possible. Digitization of the original and transcription are shown side by side. For some parts, translations into various languages are shown.

The project is supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and the A.G. Leventis Foundation. Partner institutions are the four institutions that today retain parts of the codex: the British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherines Monastery, and the Leipzig University Library.

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