“This is the ancestor of all the Bibles that everbody else has in the world,” says Dr. Scot McKendrick, of the British Library in London. With its 23,000 corrections, textual critics use Sinaiticus (calling it the oldest Bible) to argue that the Scriptures cannot be the inspired word of God. But where did the manuscript actually come from?
Discovered at the base of what is called Mount Sinai in Egypt, this curious codex emerged in the year 1859, and would dramatically transform the field of Biblical scholarship. Because of Sinaiticus, the traditional Greek text used by the English Reformers would be questioned, and ultimately replaced, by Wescott and Hort in 1881. But were these events the conclusion of an honest discovery? Or were they contrived to undermine the truth?
In this two-CD Audio set, documentary filmmaker, Chris Pinto discusses his extensinve research into the discovery of the Sinai codex, and the controversial claim of Greek paleographer, Costandine Simonides, that the manuscript was really a modern work that he created in 1840. Is it possible that he was telling the truth?
1) How Codex Sinaiticus changed the world’s view of the Bible
2) How the manuscript was used to “confirm” the Vatican’s Bible — Codex Vaticanus
3) The Westcott and Hort plan to create a new Greek Bible
4) The story of Simonides in his own words
5) How Tischendorf accused Simonides of forgery and later recanted
6) Tischendorf’s relationship with Rome
7) How the details given by Simonides are confirmed by the manuscript evidence
8) The mention of worm holes and why they may be significant
9) The names of Simonides’ helpers found in the manuscript
10) Special markings discovered in 2007 that may be from Simonides
11) Was Simonides really a forger, or was he falsely accused?