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New Disinformation Piece about the Bible

[ If you didn’t know any better, you’d think the “Bible” dates back to the 4th century AD at the earliest based on the recent Independent-UK propaganda piece quoted below….  One word our British friends will recognize: Balderdash.

It is a mistake to say Codex Sinaiticus is the first “Bible,” since there are numerous extant Hebrew scrolls that predate this codex, and Jews do not recognize codex forms of the Scripture as authoritative.  A “codex” is simply a collection of these scrolls put together in book form.  Moreover, there are numerous extant MSS fragments of the Gospels — including the Gospel of John — that date from the FIRST Century….

This article is a propaganda piece and the scholarship is sensationalist rather than serious. ]

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

Academic stumbles upon previously unseen section of Codex Sinaiticus dating back to 4th century

By Jerome Taylor, Religious Affairs Correspondent

A British-based academic has uncovered a fragment of the world’s oldest Bible hiding underneath the binding of an 18th-century book.

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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