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Title / Description: Codex SinaiticusCommentary: The Codex Sinaiticus, a Greek manuscript of the Old and New Testaments, was discovered in St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai in the middle of the 19th century. Significant portions of the Old Testament survive in the Codex, which probably once contained the whole of the Old Testament. All of the New Testament, as well as some apocryphal and non-canonical works, also survive in the Codex. The exact origin of the Codex has not been conclusively determined, although it appears to date from the 4th century CE. The codex encompasses nearly 350 leaves of parchment, each of which contained four columns of writing.
Object Location: British Museum
Object Type: image - manuscript
Date: 4th c.
The Catholic Encyclopedia (New York : The Encyclopedia Press, c1913-c1922)
Author of Commentary: Adam Mendelson
Source: Meeks, Wayne A. Wayne Meeks slide collection