Monday, July 06, 2015

New Book on Codex Sinaiticus

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Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript 
The volume arising from the major conference on Codex Sinaiticus in the summer of 2009 (see blogs here for the programme and here and here for “highlights”), is advertised in the most recent British Library catalogue for publication in June 2015, as follows:


There is an interesting mix of papers and contributions on both LXX and NT (including two papers on Hermas), with four papers on the modern history of the various portions, including archival work in Sinai and in the British Library and a first-hand report on the New Finds, and five papers on various aspects of the Codex Sinaiticus Project: conservation, photography, transcription etc.

Up-date: My copy arrived today, so the book is now available. Here is a table of contents:


Section 1: Historical Setting 1
1 Codex Sinaiticus in Its Fourth Century Setting
Harry Gamble

Section 2: The Septuagint
2 The Septuagint in Codex Sinaiticus Compared with Other Sources
Emanuel Tov
3 Reconstructing Quire 17 Folio 1: Joshua 12:214:4
Rachel Kevern
4 Codex Sinaiticus and the Book of Psalms
Albert Pietersma

Section 3: Early Christian Writings
5 Codex Sinaiticus: Its Entrance into the Mid-Nineteenth Century Text-Critical Environment and Its Impact on the New Testament Text
Eldon Jay Epp
6 Codex Sinaiticus and the Formation of the Christian Bible
David Trobisch
7 The Corrected New Testament Text of Codex Sinaiticus
Klaus Wachtel
8 Codex Sinaiticus: An Early Christian Commentary on the Apocalypse?
Juan Hernández Jr
9 Some Observations on Various Features of Scribe D in the New Testament of Codex Sinaiticus
Peter M. Head
10 The Presence of a Fourth Scribe?
Amy Myshrall
11 The Appearance of Hermas’s Text in Codex Sinaiticus
Dan Batovici
12 The Shepherd of Hermas and Its Inclusion in Codex Sinaiticus: Almost Scripture
Archbishop Damianos of Sinai
Translated by George S. M. Foskolos

Section 4: Modern Histories of Codex Sinaiticus
13 One Story – Different Perspectives: The Discovery of Codex Sinaiticus
Christfried Böttrich
14 The Recent History of Codex Sinaiticus: Insights from the Sinai Archives
Nicholas Fyssas
15 The British Museum Purchase of the Codex Sinaiticus
William Frame
16 The Recovery of the New Finds at Sinai: A First-hand Report
Panayotis G. Nikolopoulos
Translation from the Greek original by George S. M. Foskolos

Section 5: Codex Sinaiticus Today
17 A Physical Perspective of Codex Sinaiticus: An overview from British Library Folios
Gavin Moorhead, Sara Mazzarino,
Flavio Marzo, Barry Knight
18 The Conservation and Photography of the Codex Sinaiticus at Saint Catherine’s Monastery: Not Quite Finished
Hieromonk Justin of Sinai and Nikolas Sarris
19 The Digital Sinaiticus Transcription: Process and Discovery
T. A. E. Brown
20 The Making of the Codex Sinaiticus Electronic Book
Peter Robinson
21 The Transcription and Reconstruction of Codex Sinaiticus
David Parker
22 Codex Sinaiticus and its Importance for Contemporary Christianity
Steve Walton

 

5 comments :

  1. My memories of that time in 2009 are restricted to being down with the Swine Flu, so I'll happily catch up finally with the book.

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  2. Thanks for the timely post, Peter. I'm finishing an article on Sinaiticus this week, and will now include this book in my bibliography. Cheers.

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  3. Thanks. Do you know the table of contents?

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  4. Section 1: Historical Setting 1
    1 Codex Sinaiticus in Its Fourth Century Setting
    Harry Gamble
    Section 2: The Septuagint 19
    2 The Septuagint in Codex Sinaiticus Compared with Other Sources
    Emanuel Tov
    3 Reconstructing Quire 17 Folio 1: Joshua 12:2–14:4
    Rachel Kevern
    4 Codex Sinaiticus and the Book of Psalms
    Albert Pietersma
    Section 3: Early Christian Writings
    5 Codex Sinaiticus: Its Entrance into the Mid‑Nineteenth Century Text‑Critical
    Environment and Its Impact on the New Testament Text
    Eldon Jay Epp
    6 Codex Sinaiticus and the Formation of the Christian Bible
    David Trobisch
    7 The Corrected New Testament Text of Codex Sinaiticus
    Klaus Wachtel
    8 Codex Sinaiticus: An Early Christian Commentary on the Apocalypse?
    Juan Hernández Jr
    9 Some Observations on Various Features of Scribe D in the New Testament of
    Codex Sinaiticus
    Peter M. Head
    10 The Presence of a Fourth Scribe?
    Amy Myshrall
    11 The Appearance of Hermas’s Text in Codex Sinaiticus
    Dan Batovici

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    12 The Shepherd of Hermas and Its Inclusion in Codex Sinaiticus:
    Almost Scripture
    Archbishop Damianos of Sinai
    Translated by George S. M. Foskolos
    Section 4: Modern Histories of Codex Sinaiticus
    13 One Story – Different Perspectives: The Discovery of Codex Sinaiticus
    Christfried Böttrich
    14 The Recent History of Codex Sinaiticus: Insights from the Sinai Archives
    Nicholas Fyssas
    15 The British Museum Purchase of the Codex Sinaiticus
    William Frame
    16 The Recovery of the New Finds at Sinai: A First-hand Report
    Panayotis G. Nikolopoulos
    Translation from the Greek original by George S. M. Foskolos
    Section 5: Codex Sinaiticus Today
    17 A Physical Perspective of Codex Sinaiticus: An overview from British Library
    Folios
    Gavin Moorhead, Sara Mazzarino,
    Flavio Marzo, Barry Knight
    18 The Conservation and Photography of the Codex Sinaiticus at Saint
    Catherine’s Monastery: Not Quite Finished
    Hieromonk Justin of Sinai and Nikolas Sarris
    19 The Digital Sinaiticus Transcription: Process and Discovery
    T. A. E. Brown
    20 The Making of the Codex Sinaiticus Electronic Book
    Peter Robinson
    21 The Transcription and Reconstruction of Codex Sinaiticus
    David Parker
    22 Codex Sinaiticus and its Importance for Contemporary Christianity
    Steve Walton

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  5. Shipping to contributors in July according to a recent email from one of the editors.

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