Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile Edition is an excellent, high quality photo reproduction of the Codex Sinaiticus (350 AD). The book is for scholars who can read ancient majuscule Greek or for the book collector. The photography was overseen by the Codex Sinaiticus Project (www.codexsinaiticus.org) between 2005-2009. The Facsimile Edition comes with a 29-page Reference Guide that gives the history of the Codex and an invaluable concordance so biblical pages can be easily found.
Words don't seem to be appropriate to describe this document. It literally took my breath away as I went through the pages of this ancient hand written volume of the Codex Sinainiticus from over 1500 years ago. I could just see the scribes and their pens. I'll bet none of them thought this Bible would be brought to light and seen this far down in history. I can't believe it either. Thanks oh ancient ones who gave this to us. Quality was excellent. Wouldn't want to hand carry this bugger to church. And! It sits in quite well with my other early Bible facsimiles of the first English Bibles. Thanks Hendricksen and all who brought this together. Get one while you still can. Buy the companion book the story of the Codex Sinaiticus. It gives much more information than the short booklet that comes with the Bible.
This thing is a gigantic beast of a book. The binding is beautiful. The paper is nice. My only complaint is that I wish the guide book which came with it was more in depth and delved into the nuances of the Sianaticus.
I am highly impressed with the quality of this facsimile edition. When paging through this 15,5 kg treasure, you feel as if you're transported back 1600 years. Being the first extant complete copy of the New Testament this facsimile of the Codex Sinaiticus is absolutely worthwhile.
If you can read Greek, you might just be as amazed as I am to see how much you can read and understand. It is almost impossible to wrap my mind around the fact that this facismile edition is the most complete one of the Codex Sinaiticus thus far, bringing four institutions' pages together.
While the whole codex is also available online, the fact that you can page through it and see the pages as a whole brings a new and important dimension to the study of the codex.
I must thank the publisher taking the courage to print this volume and make this much more available to all mankind. What a privilege to be able to read a 4th century book from heaven in its original form. Reading from it gives me a sense of root from history and identity with the saints of old. Indeed every Church or Seminary library should have one and be made available to all readers. The www.codexsinaiticus.org website with parallel transcript provides great help to readers