The oldest surviving copy of Holy Bible is to be put on exhibit in British Museum.
According to details, the earliest most existing copy of the Bible will be put for public display at the British Museum in October after it has been lent by British Library so the second time only since 1933. It was in 1933 that the Codex was brought to the Britain.However, history marked the only other time when the Codex was moved from the British Library’s building when it was transferred to a cave which was built specially in Aberystwyth for the safety of Codex during the World War II.
This oldest surviving copy of the Holy Bible is known as Codex Sinaiticus, and it belongs to the fourth century A.D. The Codex Sinaiticus is believed to be one of the most precious artefacts in the world. The Codex, includes first complete copy of the New Testament.
Scot McKendrick, Head of Western manuscripts at the British Library says, “Since it arrived in the 1930s it has always been one of the greatest treasures in the collection,” said
Elisabeth O’Connell, Assistant keeper in the British Museum’s department of ancient Egypt and Sudan said, “It is quite phenomenal they are able to lend it to us. We are absolutely thrilled.”
Codex Sinaiticus is without any shadow of doubt the mainly one of the most valuable and important books in the world. It is handwritten over more than 1600 years ago, housing the Christian Bible in Greek. The Codex has profoundly corrected text which is of supreme importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript; and simply is the oldest significant book to survive.