Fragment from world’s oldest Bible found hidden in Egyptian monastery

Published on September 3rd, 2009 | by Admin


A fragment of the world’s oldest Bible has been discovered underneath the binding of an 18th-century book found in an Egyptian monastery.

Nikolas Sarris spotted a previously unseen section of the Codex Sinaiticus, which dates from about AD350, as he was trawling through photographs of manuscripts in the library of St Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt.

The Codex, handwritten in Greek on animal skin, is the earliest known version of the Bible. Leaves from the priceless tome are divided between four institutions, including St Catherine’s Monastery and the British Library, which has held the largest section of the ancient Bible since the Soviet Union sold its collection to Britain in 1933.

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7 Responses to Fragment from world’s oldest Bible found hidden in Egyptian monastery

  1. nick stephens says:

    This is pretty important stuff. Good way to know what has shifted over the past few thousand years. Hopefully someone does that.

  2. NJS says:

    I pity whoever decides to try to sort out the discrepencies. This is the sort of thing that could split asunder each seperate branch of the christian faith.

    Time and circumstance will tell if that is a bad thing..

  3. 350 AD , hmm , so what the Christians waited till 350 ad?
    Is Christianity a fake story , or its the way or even an weapon for an ancient tribe to conquer the world ?
    More mysteries in the forum.

  4. johnny says:

    Oldest doesn’t mean most accurate. 350 AD doesn’t mean it was originally penned and not copied at 350 AD.

  5. njk says:

    Christianity should be called Paulinity. It has nothing to do with Jesus, they just used his name and the myth that surrounded him after 100 years of rumoring.

  6. hipmonkey says:

    So when/where can we read it?

  7. MamaMacabre says:

    The truth is never a bad thing…face reality and deal with it. njk is right-on.

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