The Codex Sinaiticus

The Codex Sinaiticus is not only one of the most important books in the world, it’s one of the oldest surviving copies of the Christian Bible in book form—handwritten over 1,600 years ago! It’s part of the rich history of the Bible presented by Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., where you can actually see a facsimile of this unique codex.

It contains about half of the Old Testament and the oldest complete copy of the Greek New Testament. Four institutions partnered together to preserve the entire original manuscript in digital form. It’s a remarkable opportunity for scholars, and lay people, to access the manuscript and be able to read and study this remarkable book!

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