Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What does a dinosaur tooth have to do with the New Testament?

In an article about a big dinosaur tooth HERE, the editors of the Houston Chronicle put a box called "more rarities" and in it this blurb about the Codex Sinaiticus:
An old New Testament: The oldest surviving copy of the New Testament, a 4th century version that had its Gospels and epistles spread across the world, is being made whole again — online. The British Library says the full text of the Codex Sinaiticus will be available to Web users by next July.
What an odd placement! It would have been nice to have the full story, but then the Houston Chronicle's coverage of anything having to do with religious studies has been inadequate (at least in the last two years while I've lived in Houston and have read the paper). Here's a link to the full AP story HERE. Jim Davila is featured in it. And HERE is the link to the forthcoming Sinaiticus website with a few photos already available. Beautiful! I will put the link on my sidebar for future reference. The British Library has its own article about it HERE.

At any rate, I am looking forward to this web site. Finally we can begin checking the manuscripts of the New Testament from our office computers!

Photo: leaf of Codex Sinaiticus, 2005

1 comment:

José Solano said...

I had seen the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Alexandrinus when I visited the British Museum some years ago. When I returned to the museum about three weeks ago with my family we were informed that it was transferred to the British Library. Unfortunately, with our short stay in London we were unable to see it even though the British Library was right across the street from where we were staying. Oh well, we did get to see the Rosetta Stone and many other treasures.

We visited the Museum of Natural History in New York on our return from England and saw a lot of dinosaur teeth in T Rex’s skull and many other dinosaurs in the world’s best dinosaur exhibit. But it looks as if Godzilla really did roam around in Japan.