The World's Oldest Bible

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Arts and Law, Lectures Talks and Workshops
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Tuesday 29th October 2013 (14:00-15:00)
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Photograph of text within the Codex Sinaiticus

Uncover Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest surviving Christian Bible and one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament.

Professor David Parker will describe this beautiful and remarkable manuscript, discussing the religious significance of the technological revolution from which it emerged and suggests parallels with other momentous moments in the history of the book which have shaped belief.