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An uncial codex, also known as Codex א (', “aleph”), written on parchment. More than 400 large leaves survive, including the entire New Testament. It was likely produced in the fourth century ad.
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Codex SinaiticusA 4th-century Greek uncial manuscript (א) originally containing the entire Bible. Written on fine vellum, 390 leaves (of an original total of at least 730) were discovered by Constantin von Tischendorf in St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai. Additional OT leaves, as yet
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Codex Sinaiticus. [sīnˊ ĭ ĭtˊə kəs]. An important fourth-century A.D., biblical manuscript that contains a good portion of the Old Testament, the entire New Testament (the only ancient Greek manuscript that does), and two writings of the Apostolic Fathers: the Epistle of Barnabas and the Shepherd
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Sinaiticus codex—usually designated by the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is one of the most valuable of ancient MSS. of the Greek New Testament. On the occasion of a third visit to the convent of St. Catherine, on Mount Sinai, in 1859, it was discovered by Dr. Tischendorf. He had on a previous
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Codex SinaiticusKnown as “א,” Codex Sinaiticus was discovered by C. Tischendorf between 1844 and 1859, and was donated to the tsar of Russia in 1869. The manuscript was sold to the British Museum in 1933 for £100,000. It was found in St. Catherine’s Monastery on Mount Sinai, and probably dates from
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Codex Sinaiticus (
Codex Sinaiticus (א) sin′it′uh-kuhs. A ms of the whole Bible formerly at Mount Sinai, then at St. Petersburg, and finally bought for the British nation in 1934. In the standard notation system used by biblical scholars, it bears the siglum א, which is the Hebrew letter ʾaleph (also 01; in Septuagint
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Sinaiticus sin’i-it’uh-kuhs. This term is applied primarily to two biblical mss discovered in St. Catherine’s Monastery (located at the foot of Jebel Musa, the traditional site of Mount Sinai). One of them is among the oldest copies of the entire Bible in Greek (see Codex Sinaiticus); the other one,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
SINAITICUS, CODEX koh´deks sin´i-it´uh-kuhs. Codex Sinaiticus (designated by א or S) was discovered in the 19th cent. by Constantine von Tischendorf at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai peninsula (hence its name) and is one of the oldest copies of the Christian Bible in Greek. The codex was recovered