Codex Sinaiticus goes online

What’s very very old will be doing the new. Codex Sinaiticus is the oldest New Testament manuscript. I’ve been to the British Museum twice, each time arriving at 4pm (it closes at 5) and both times I went straight to the manuscript room. Can’t remember if the manuscript I was ogling was Sinaiticus or Alexandrinus.

Kelly, this one’s for you.

2 responses to “Codex Sinaiticus goes online”

  1. Kelly

    Thank you! This is very cool indeed. Gimme text!

  2. Susan A. Kitchens

    Great widget on the site to type in Greek for word searches. I tried to search for “theou” (knowing there’s be tons of hits), but since it’s not online yet, it’d come up empty.

    Looking at that double row of letters of the greek alphabet, I remembered the song someone in Greek 1 chanted (to learn the alphabet)… to the tune of

    Mama’s little baby loves shortenin’ shortenin, Mama’ little baby loves shortenin’ bread.

    Since it’s in two lines like, you know, a keyboard, it was weird that it was in actual alpha-beta-ical order, versus whatever passes for Greek QWERTY.