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Codex Sinaiticus is the oldest known complete manuscript featuring the full canon of the Christian Bible in Greek. It was originally produced in the middle of the fourth Century (ca. 350A.D.) in the south-eastern Mediterranean. Originally Codex Sinaiticus was produced on parchment whose total number exceeded 730 leaves, approximately 1,460 pages. It contains the oldest complete New Testament and, at one time the entire Old Testament.
Sections of Genesis and other areas of the Pentateuch were damaged or lost over the centuries. Nevertheless, the vast majority of the Old Testament text remains and is now preserved in this facsimile edition. The importance of the 4th Century to Christian history cannot be overstated, and Codex Sinaiticus is our greatest witness to that era, especially because it reveals how Christians began to understand their canonical Scriptures.
Totaling 828 pages, the facsimile edition comes in hardback binding accompanied by a sturdy slip case that is designed to provide support the weight of the facsimiles pages (app. 25 lbs) and prevent them from tearing away from the back binding. It pages are thick, glossy and "life-size" pages (13.5'x16.5') well-suited for image reproduction. The Codex Sinaiticus facsimile edition also comes with a 32 page booklet that provides a brief outline of the provenance, history, and discovery of this significant piece of history.
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 1 X 1 X 1 (inches)
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The quality of the reproduction is superb and those who are accustomed to reading the New Testament or the Septuagint in KoinÃ© Greek are likely to love this.
On a matter of detail, it does not contain "the full canon of the Christian Bible". It contains the whole of the New Testament, plus two early works of Christian literature, and about half of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha. It does include Isaiah, Jeremiah, many of the minor prophets and most of the poetical books (Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Job), plus some chapters from Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers, and some other OT books, plus some books from the Apocrypha.
It is large and heavy and needs to be opened on a large table, preferably using other large books as wedges under the front and back covers to protect the spine. One would be advised to store it horizontally.
All of the text is legible and most of it is absolutely superb. It deserves the highest-possible recommendation.
Q: Are there any notes or translations in English in the volumne or companion volumne? Thank you.
There is not a translation included in this book, nor do we currently have a companion translation.
Q: Does the Sinaiticus contain Leviticus or it in the Vaticanus?
The Codex Sinaiticus only contains a few small fragments from the book of Leviticus.
Below are the portions that are included:
Q: Is there any color in the original codex? If so, is this a color facsimile?
The Codex does come in full color and matches the color of the actual codex (as much as is possible) housed at the British library. Yes, it is a color facsimile.
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