Happy Anniversary, Codex Sinaiticus!

While mindlessly surfing the web last night, I discovered an inexplicable oversight: I neglected to mention that February 4 marked the sesquicentennial (that’s the 150th anniversary, for all you philistines out there) of the scholarly discovery of the priceless Codex Sinaiticus by Constantin von Tischendorf. Go drink a toast or gulp down a piece of cake in its honor… or check out the remarkable collaborative Codex Sinaiticus Project, which is slated for final completion in July 2009.

P.S. Don’t tell Jim West that I was reminded of this date by Wikipedia’s events feed, or I’ll be blacklisted from the biblioblog world! 😉


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