Now that we are at my wife’s cousin’s house in Waco, our Internet reception is better, but still not perfect! Even my iPhone was limited, as the 3G network in East Texas was rarely available and quite unreliable. My apologies to those whose comments have been lingering in limbo until today. 🙂
This is just a quick post for those who might be interested: The entire Codex Sinaiticus is now digitized and online. You can find it here: www.codexsinaiticus.org. Credit where it is due: I was alerted to this by this news item. (Actually, the story behind the effort is a bit interesting, since the codex was split into four pieces for quite some time.) On my iPhone the zoom function was not really operational, but it works fine here on my laptop.
The Sinaiticus is a significant document in that it is the oldest complete New Testament that we currently have. It is not really the most accurate, however, compared to the majority of texts we have, and it has seen significant revision and editing in its day. The stories behind the Sinaiticus and its “sister” the Codex Vaticanus are part of the reason I prefer the New King James translation of the Bible to the more popular New International Version and others (though no translation is perfect), but the documents are still fascinating and very valuable to those interested in Bible translation and in understanding how God’s word has been preserved through the millennia.