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Building the Bible

Introduction

What is the oldest surviving complete New Testament?

It is the Codex Sinaiticus or Sinai Book. Discovered in the Monastery of St. Catherine at the foot of Mount Sinai in 1859 by Count Constantin von Tischendorg, the copy dates from around 350 C.E., and is written in Greek. As the story goes, the count found the pages in a basket of leaves waiting to be burned.



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