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TM 62315 / LDAB 3478 Record to be adopted by: you?

Stable URI (with TM ID): www.trismegistos.org/text/62315

also known as Codex Sinaiticus; Gregory-Aland א; Gregory-Aland Aleph; Gregory-Aland 01; 01; Sinaiticus; Rahlfs S; S; Codex Friderico-Augustanus

previously also TM 69016 (joined)

TM Gallery info The Codex Sinaiticus (TM 62315) is probably the most famous (almost) complete ancient manuscript of the Bible in Greek. It dates from the 4th century. The story of the discovery of the manuscript by Constantin von Tischendorf in St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai and the later peripeties reads like a novel, with episodes of leaves or even the entire codex ready to be thrown away. How much of all this is true, is hard to ascertain. The complicated provenance history explains why the manuscript is now partly in Leipzig, St. Petersburg, and the monastery itself. The main part, however, is in the British Library, because it was acquired from the Soviet Union with money raised by a public subscription in 1933.


Date: mid 4th century AD: AD 325 - 375

Provenance: Kaisareia - Israel (PalestinaThe region ca. 3rd cent. BC - IudaeaThe Roman provincia or regio ca. 2nd cent. AD) [written]

Language/script: Greek

Material: parchment

Book form: codex (347 fol. London + 67 fol. elsewhere); columns per page: 4; number of lines per page: 48

Content (beta!): hexaplaric notes (AD06); with running title above the page

Authors / works: Testamentum vetus (Septuaginta), Testamentum vetus completum (direct attestation)
Testamentum novum (Greek), Testamentum novum completum (direct attestation)
Hermas, Pastor: Visiones;Similitudines 01-04; Similitudines 06, 07, 09 (direct attestation)
Barnabas, Epistula (direct attestation)

Culture & genre: literature — prose + poetry, bible (religion: christian)

Recto/Verso: Ro/Vo

Note: pandect; old LDAB 10287

More info: DCLPDigital Corpus of Literary Papyri => 14624 links in TM, NT.VMRNew Testament Virtual Manuscript Room => 324 links in TM, WikipediaWikipedia => 907 links in TM, otherother [2]

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