World's oldest bible to be accessed online
As expected, this long awaited ebook should be among the first to get publicity. We are talking about the oldest known surviving copy of the New Testament.
The British Library plans to begin publishing the Codex Sinaiticus, a 4th century text handwritten in Greek, on its Web site. The Gospel of Mark and the Book of Psalms go online Thursday. The full manuscript is to be online in a year.
Translations of the Codex Sinaiticus have long been widely available, but publishing images of the manuscript online will let anyone see pages that, until now, have been viewed in detail mainly by academia.
As the Web site becomes operational, it will show photographs of each page of the text, with links to translations in English and German. There will also be a search function.
This is quite interesting - I'm glad their doing this, it gives access to something rare and out-of-the-ordinary to regular people. It's almost like the World-wide telescope that allows us to look at every inch of the night sky.