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World's Oldest Bible Hits the Intarwebbs!

Here's one for ya, Goodhart:

A fourth-century, handwritten, Greek (and no-doubt Catholic ;-) Bible... FROM THE FOURTH CENTURY!!!!!111!!!11! 1!

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.

Translations of the Codex Sinaiticus have long been widely available, but publishing images of the manuscript online will let anyone see pages that, until now, have been viewed in detail mainly by academia.

As the Web site becomes operational, it will show photographs of each page of the text, with links to translations in English and German. There will also be a search function.

"It contains the earliest complete copy of the New Testament," said Scot McKendrick, the head of Western Manuscripts at the British Library.

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Goodhart8 years ago
*sigh* First it is a misnomer to call the Greek testament the NEW testament (the "new" testament was known by Abraham), and secondly it is REALLY a misnomer to call the Greek testament THE Bible. It is completely based in the Hebrew / Aramaic text of Torah, Nevi'im, and Ketuvim.
Other then that, it should be interesting to see how accurate "oldest" is :-)
Labot2001 (author)  Goodhart8 years ago
The History of Mankind is a misnomer...
then what would you call "history" ?
xACIDITYx8 years ago
great...
Labot2001 (author)  xACIDITYx8 years ago
I just saw this and thought, "Hey, Goodhart..." lol
elle oh elle.
Labot2001 (author)  xACIDITYx8 years ago
Huh?
elle oh elle = Lol.
ll.13 xACIDITYx8 years ago
=\ stop stealing my language, I said that first in the chatroom.

=P
xACIDITYx ll.138 years ago
I heard that one guy who's picture is a mounty or whatever say it before the chatroom even existed.
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