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  1. bindings and rebindings
  2. 1844 saved from burning myth - "ich bin in den Besitzgelangt von"
  3. no testing of materials of ink! .. oops
  4. resources
  5. before 1844 - poof provenance
  6. retracings
  7. Tischendorf's x-ray vision, berating Tregelles, and the ending of the gospel of John
  8. the theft and mutliation of manuscripts
  9. freelance discussion !
  10. navigating the Codex Sinaiticus Project (CSP) pictures and data - where is the CFA
  11. Porfiry Uspensky views Sinaiticus in 1845 and 1850
  12. CARM threads needing checking before they purge
  13. the Sinaiticus Revelation as Commentary?
  14. markings, acrostics hieroglyphics
  15. "The coincidence seems almost more singular than can be accounted for by chance" - James Anson Farrer
  16. ancient catalog at St. Catherine's Monastery?
  17. Tischendorf ducks the English trip
  18. questions for scholars and researchers
  19. Kallinikos exposes Tischendorf shenanigans - the historical imperative and impossible knowledge
  20. Tischendorf claims he had a Vaticanus facsimile
  21. discoloration of documents, stains, liquids used - forensic testing
  22. timelines
  23. manuscript photo gallery
  24. CFA and Sinaiticus - let's go to the videotape
  25. Simonides reports on Sinaiticus before the supposed red cloth Tischendorf discovery
  26. which theory is consistent with the Simonides-Kallinikos declaration of involvement in Sinaiticus?
  27. when were the last corrections or notations made on Sinaiticus? 1200? 1844? 1859? 1862?
  28. Tischendorf acknowledges Simonides skills
  29. flaking ink - does it expose white parchment colouring over ink?
  30. codicology - bindings - two quire number systems - when placed?
  31. Simonides and Sinaiticus -
  32. what % of Sinaiticus by Simonides?
  33. Tregelles unpublished letters - 1976 paper by Timothy C. F. Stunt
  34. saying more in the French than the English
  35. red cloth myth - Tischendorf knowledge of NT ms - Major MacDonald and Porfiry Uspeknsky
  36. priorities for improving this section
  37. Codex Sinaiticus Project (CSP) notes and corrections
  38. "that man [Tischendorf] will do anything for money" - Baron von Bunsen - the tissuedorfs
  39. Sinaiticus through the centuries in the 4th century paradigm
  40. evidences that could demonstrate authenticity and falsify Simonides involvement in the making of Sinaiticus
  41. scribal hack job
  42. errata, blunders and omissions that can leave modern readers in the dark
  43. were the 1859 leaves taken by theft? -
  44. no colour photos available until CSP 2009
  45. 50 volumes of scriptures of Constantine
  46. caution on provenance of mss from 5th and 16th centuries
  47. the Codex Sinaiticus Project "English translation" deception
  48. the Vaticanus retracing - latinization - Alexandrinus - dating
  49. more Tischendorf pretend - did not know of Uspensky seeing ms, Uspensky did not see the ms
  50. Die Anfechtungen der Sinai-Bibel - (Assaults on the Sinai Bible)
  51. Uspensky sections on Sinaiticus -significance of a strong English translation
  52. scholars seeing Sinaiticus as later than 4th century
  53. Russian internet posters who smell the coffee (or tea)
  54. Scrivener defense of Codex Sinaiticus authenticity
  55. Major MacDonald's Sinai visit
  56. 3 Bibles in St. Catherines's in 1820, 4 in 1845
  57. questions for those who accept the Tischendorf 4th centuy claim for Sinaiticus and discount the 19th century evidences
  58. Simonides acknowledes palaeographic training - useful for replicas and forgeries (like Sinaiticus)
  59. twofold signification of the three crosses note
  60. the script of Simonides - the 'three crosses' note
  61. needed to study in Melbourne - Deane, Hodgkin, Stewart
  62. Sinaiticus scribal quirks noted after the 1862 Bibliorum codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus
  63. Archaic Mark - ms 2427
  64. portraits and Simonides - Matthew Mayer papyri - Artemidorus - Archaic Mark 2427
  65. the Russians hire Simonides to prepare historical documents after the 1867 fake obituary
  66. Stanley E. Porter summarizes James Keith Elliott to have 10 authenticity reasons
  67. Tregelles and Sinaiticus
  68. did Simonides work for Tischendorf?
  69. the art of misdirection
  70. one theory as to why the Russians sold Sinaiticus to the Brits in 1933 "as is"
  71. why the new binding by Douglas Cockerell in the 1930s?
  72. Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov handles Sinaiticus, notes the Tischendorf antiquity claims are false
  73. the two Germans in Cairo helping Tischendorf - where is that copy today?
  74. brittle ancient parchment
  75. independent corroborative evidences have multiplicative impact
  76. Sinaiticus 'science' - learning to read between the lines
  77. Bernard Janin Sage (P. C. Sense) questions great uncial dating edifice
  78. notes on the condition of ancient parchment mss
  79. the Tischendorf Sinai accounts
  80. Hilgenfeld and the German date debate of the 1860s
  81. Tischendorf palaeography attempts
  82. wip -new studies
  83. physical examination - key to antiquity vs. contemporary
  84. Tregelles relates a Tischendorf Sinai miracle
  85. 'old parchment becomes rigid and cannot be folded and unfolded'
  86. improper ms dating will create circularity errors in the vellum and ink sciences
  87. Sinaiticus 101
  88. books and digitization are not hands-on manuscript science
  89. the Arabic notes
  90. extracts from Lake, Skeat, Parker, Jongkind, CSP et al
  91. open letter to scientists, researchers, historians, polymaths, Bible scholars and believers
  92. New Finds - Uspensky and Tischendorf at work and play
  93. a document is no older than the materials used
  94. four types of evidence that help determine age and authenticity of a manuscript
  95. "marginal notes have been partially cut off by the ancient binder."
  96. Artemidorus papyrus
  97. ahead of the curve - points made by rejoice44 at bibleforums.org
  98. two copies of Chronicles is evidence that work was done on the manuscript in Sinai
  99. responses from those involved in textual criticism
  100. why the James Keith Elliott book tells you very little about Sinaiticus authenticity
  101. comparison with Codex Alexandrinus - why not?
  102. why SART?
  103. CSP encouragements to ongoing study
  104. CSP image specialist skills
  105. the key textual criticism argument contra evidences of Sinaiticus being 1800s is the argument from fallacy
  106. what is the smoking gun?
  107. academics can't handle simplicity
  108. the mysteries of Codex Sinaiticus
  109. did Tischendorf trim away Sinaiticus notes?
  110. "over 150 years of scholarly research on this ancient codex"
  111. compromising parchment science and professional integrity
  112. are the Leipzig CFA 43 leaves white parchment?
  113. the integrity of parchment conservation science requires palaeographic vigilance
  114. be sure to visit www.sinaiticus.net !
  115. Uwe Topper book in German has Sinaiticus section
  116. The Forging of Codex Sinaiticus by William Cooper
  117. three fallacies (errors) used to defend Sinaiticus authenticity
  118. facebook discussions - textual forums
  119. "india ink" used to obliterate?
  120. BBC video - The Codex Sinaiticus: The Oldest Surviving Christian New Testament - The Beauty of Books
  121. Vinland Map, Tartar Relation and Speculum Historiale
  122. Chris Pinto - Tares Among the Wheat
  123. "the parchment ... is in phenomenally good condition" - Helen Shenton
  124. Vaticanus linguistics, provenance and production - Bill Cooper linguistics note
  125. palaeography & dating manuscripts - the elusive terminus ante quem - identifying replicas and forgeries
  126. Norway conference - Malcolm Choat and Tommy Wasserman on Simonides issues
  127. Codex Sinaiticus .. the elephant in the living room of forgery and authenticity studies
  128. why do we know that the Sinaiticus ms is an 1800s production?
  129. notes on the parchment of the Vinland Map - #1, the condition of the parchment
  130. "deeply entrenched in the scholarship" .. rational discussion .. canonical .. incapable of challenge
  131. Tischendorf and the Discovery of the Codex Sinaiticus - Daniel Wallace
  132. Sinaiticus parchment sheets are very flexible ... can't be dated earlier than 600 years from this date - Morozov in 1914
  133. the Genesis 23-24 fragments - kept in Russia and controversy with Simonides
  134. James White boomerang - any 'scholar' who can't even get this story straight ...
  135. Hort placing Vaticanus (and Sinaiticus) as written in Rome
  136. Herculaneum papyri - "great seal of antiquity" - Howard Townsend, 1863
  137. Bart Ehrman tells the Tischendorf story with a straight face
  138. Tischendorf in 1859 did not have the 4th century date for Vaticanus or any uncials
  139. Sinaiticus ms accepted as unbound and trimmed after 1844. Why not other tampering? colouring, Arabic notes, etc
  140. comparison with Codex Vaticanus
  141. red flags of forgery
  142. Dabney questions uncial dating
  143. "parchment was often quite thick" - Christopher de Hamel
  144. Sinaiticus web-site reduces navigation and information
  145. coincidences abound!
  146. Neither Oldest Nor Best - David H. Sorenson
  147. ending of Mark - Sinaiticus and Vaticanus
  148. James Snapp attempts to defend authenticity of Sinaiticus
  149. the attitude of the library administrations in London and Leipzig toward testing Sinaiticus
  150. Zosimas 1821 Moscow Bible used as an OT Sinaiticus source
  151. how did Tischendorf fudge the Uspensky account?
  152. Sinaiticus authenticity - where to discuss the issues, also basic research and study spots
  153. Codex Sinaiticus ...almost free of thicks, scars and bruisings ... kept in special conditions
  154. why the Sinaiticus and textual and manuscript scholars do not want to touch the real issues
  155. Quires - Sheets - Folia - Pages (recto and versa)
  156. Sinaiticus Tobit - examination for Latin vorlage, Donaldson-style Latinisms, Athos ms source
  157. a joyride to Athos?
  158. monks write a "critical opinion of the abiliities of Tischendorf"
  159. do we have all of the original St. Catherine's New Finds material?
  160. Tommy Wasserman - Sinaiticus gate-keeper
  161. BCHF - a pleasant contrast to the gate-keepers and suppression attempts
  162. when did Simonides first share that he was involved in the production of Codex Sinaiticus
  163. BVDB attempts to defend Sinaiticus authenticity while censoring responses and ducking substantive dialog
  164. Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments of Dubious Authenticity - Larry Hurtado on the Kipp Davis studies of Museum of the Bible fragments
  165. Facebook: Unofficial SBL/AAR Group - The Mysteries of Codex Sinaiticu
  166. DSS fragments - "The Lying Pen of Scribes" Facebook group - now, what about Sinaiticus?
  167. Song of Songs - speakers identified in the text
  168. the first public exposure of the 1844 theft of the white parchment leaves that Tischendorf took from Sinai to Leipzig
  169. the tyranny of the scholarship consensus
  170. conspiracy issues involving the Jesuits, Vaticanus and Sinaiticus
  171. CPamph corrector - only on the Leipzig section - 2nd quire numbers - knows ancient style - Tischendorf?
  172. Pamphilus colophon in Esther and II Esdras
  173. the argument that Simonides "meant to deceive" - "lied" - and his forrgery "credentials"
  174. early comments of Fenton Hort on Simonides, Tischendorf and Sinaiticus
  175. signed notes of Dionysius, Hilarion, Theophylact
  176. three crosses note - 7th century? - scribal mess noticed 300 years after production?
  177. the washed Judith sheet, in between the two Leipzig sections
  178. where are the supposed distinctive 700 AD corrections in 1 Chronicles 2 Esdras and Esther?
  179. Visitors generally were amazed at the wonderful state of its preservation and the clearness of the script.
  180. Coislinianus colophon - an exemplar for Sinaiticus?
  181. Sinaiticus vlog index
  182. Bill Cooper and David H. Sorenson - tampering of the Leipzig ms ??
  183. Vigilant Citizen excellent Sinaiticus authenticity discussion
  184. British Library and CSP comments that support fair use of Sinaiticus pictures and colour and condition info
  185. Sinaiticus in a scientific paper about parchment - Transformation of Collagen into Gelatine
  186. comparing acid-wear of 1845 ink with theorized 350 and 600 AD ink
  187. section removed before Genesis 1 - Simonides dedication to the Emperor Nicholas?
  188. more easy-peasy page turning in CNN video at British Library
  189. Codex Sinaiticus as a Window into Early Christian Worship -Timothy N. Mitchell
  190. Palaeographic Puzzles and the Tischendorf Plug-in-the-Date Game
  191. The Battle between two different types of evidences - Sinaiticus & Simoneidos square off
  192. looking for substance in the contra review - Skeat and Milne on pouncing
  193. James Snapp on colour disparity - "As far as I can tell, they do not vary in color"
  194. how could the young Simonides do all that intense textual work in a short period?
  195. Notes on Simonides publication lists
  196. lists of Simonides library and document sources around the world
  197. Euthalius - per cola et commata - κατὰ κῶλα καὶ κόμματα - sense-lines - Uspensky key to later date
  198. examples of Sinaiticus tiny and micro-miniature script
  199. ink comparison pics
  200. fragments from the National Library of Russia website
  201. resources on the National Library of Russia website
  202. stained and streaky pages
  203. Tischendorf's handwriting
  204. healthy skepticism of 1860s scholars about Song of Solomon - and the complete NT - "not a word is wanting"
  205. 'medieval' correctors D and E
  206. Matthew - accents and breathings, arrow-heads for OT quotations, paragraphi with Eusebian apparatus
  207. the British Library allowed only four scholars to inspect the Codex Sinaiticus leaves in 25 years!
  208. replica or forgery? draft or final copy?
  209. Matthew 2:6 - Sinaiticus scribe bungles Bible Prophecy 101
  210. "Accents are not found in MSS. older than the 8th century."
  211. The Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism - Bob Waltz
  212. the non-symmetry of time chronology in palaeographic dating
  213. Codex Zacynthius - a help in dating Codex Vaticanus?
  214. Simonides documentation from 1865 to 1890
  215. clumsy fake - highly specialized people are vulnerable
  216. research on the Falconer Madan account of Simonides markings
  217. Hermas - Codex Athous "varies in small details but apparently not in substance" from Sinaiticus
  218. Alexandrinus history - Scott Mandelbrote - Michaelis et al
  219. atomistic nature of modern scholarship is unable to work well with full-orbed multi-disciplinary science and history
  220. "it did NOT look to be 1600 years old"
  221. Jacob W. Peterson - "physical condition should play little part in dating a manuscript."
  222. the wonderfully non-faded never-tested red ink
  223. "ink...release of acid ... as in other ancient manuscripts, eaten through the parchment, leaving a stencil of many letters"
  224. What Darkened Sinaiticus? - the strange hand-wave theories of Jacob W. Peterson and James Snapp
  225. creating a Sinaiticus authenticity easy read research site or book or articles - Bryan Ross compliment and suggestion
  226. Sinatiicus 4th-century apologist Jacob M. Petetrson of the CSNTM flunks Logic 101 - "demonstrably untrue" !!!????
  227. supple and flexible in quality - changing the history of parchment to match the Sinaiticus faux date
  228. quotes from the British Library that should really make you question Sinaiticus as 4th century
  229. British Library conservation - the damage is from previous treatment
  230. "The oldest Bible in the world is kept in Leipzig like a treasure. It is so valuable that nobody can see the parchment"
  231. low humidity - high temperaturs ---> parchment deterioration
  232. Kirsopp Lake RIPS the destructive binding done by Douglas Cockerell
  233. "The Leipzig folios had been bound into one volume in Tischendorf's time, so this binding was undone in 2004."
  234. The Elements of Typographic Style - Robert Bringhurst
  235. "any document that had managed to survive for more than 1600 years would be so degraded"
  236. "There are many circumstances in this narrative calculated to awaken suspicion" - James Donaldson
  237. responding to the Elijah Hixson comments
  238. "1869.. somewhat mysterious ratification of the give "
  239. even in the 1860s, Tischendorf prevented access to the ms to control the authenticity and date debate
  240. tracking down Sinaiticus corrector palaeography
  241. Tischendorf says canonicity of many NT books is not on the "same footing"