Codex Sinaiticus is an ancient Christian manuscript that was discovered in the 19th century. It is one of the oldest and most complete manuscripts of the Bible, with nearly all of the books of the New Testament, as well as the Old Testament. It is written in Greek and contains the Septuagint, the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible.
The codex was discovered in 1844 at Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula. It was found among the remains of what was once a great library. It is believed to have been written between the 4th and 5th centuries, making it one of the oldest surviving Christian manuscripts.
The manuscript is made up of 332 pages, written on vellum, a type of parchment. It is written in an uncial script, which is a type of handwriting used in the Middle Ages. It is written in a single column, and each page is divided into three columns, with the text written in the center.
The codex contains the text of the Septuagint, as well as the New Testament. It is the oldest surviving version of the Bible, and is the basis for most modern translations. It is also the only surviving copy of the Septuagint in its entirety.
The codex is an important part of our knowledge of the Bible, and of early Christian history. It is a tangible link to the past and provides scholars with a valuable source for study and research.