Thursday, October 29, 2015

Isaiah 66 and Jeremiah 1 in Sinaiticus, on Display at the British Library

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As noted in the British Library blog, the British Library has lent the NT of Codex Sinaiticus to the British Museum for a special display down the road (in its old home). This means that when you go to the British Library you can see some of the Greek Old Testament on display. This page from Isaiah 66 and Jeremiah 1.

 

I was down there today and it was wonderful to behold. It is an interesting couple of passages which were both very familiar to Paul: Isaiah 66.18-21: sending saved ones to the nations, declaring God’s glory among the nations, the list of nations and Paul’s mission etc. (check Romans 15). And Jeremiah 1.5: ‘before you were born I consecrated you, I appointed you a prophet to the nations’ (check Galatians 1). So we may be lacking the New Testament, but in reading these passages one is looking forward to the New Testament.

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