Talk on the Codex Siniaticus

"The Codex Siniaticus: Still Much to Learn from the Codex Siniaticus"

presented by
Father Justin
Librarian of Saint Catherine’s Monastery

Morrison Library
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Original pages and fragments of the Codex Sinaiticus now reside with four different institutions: the British Library, the Library of the University of Leipzig, the State Library of Russia at St Petersburg, and Saint Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai. In March of 2005, a partnership agreement was signed between these four institutions, who will work together to conserve and photograph all surviving pages and fragments. Scholars will then proceed to make a completely new transcription of the text. From these resources, there are plans to make a quality facsimile (the first to contain all existing pages and fragments), as well as a DVD and a web site. Father Justin, librarian of Saint Catherine’s Monastery, will speak about the history and significance of the Codex Sinaiticus, and give details about this current project. This event is sponsored by the Library and is free and open to the public.