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    "The oldest Bible in the world is kept in Leipzig like a treasure. It is so valuable that nobody can see the parchment"
    http://www.purebibleforum.com/showth...=1492#post1492
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    The Digital Revolution in Scholarly Editing
    Peter Robinson
    University of Saskatchewan, Canada
    https://www.academia.edu/30214414/Th...rect_Figure_3_

    Published in Ars Edendi Lecture Series Volume 4, 2016 p. 182

    Ars Edendi Lecture Series Volume 4, 2016 p. 182
    STUDIA LATINA STOCKHOLMIENSIA Volume IV
    https://www.academia.edu/30852826/ST...NSIA_Volume_IV


    In twenty-five years up to 8 July 2009 the British Library allowed only four scholars to inspect the 347 leaves of the great 4th-century Codex Sinaiticus in their possession.5

    5- Personal communication, Scott McKendrick, British Library ...
    Background:

    Peter Robinson
    University of Saskatoon
    Dip. Ed., (Monash), M.A. & Ph.D. (Oxford) Professor
    http://artsandscience.usask.ca/profi...inson#/profile

    ITSEE, University of Birmingham
    - Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing
    Co-founder and former Director of the Institute

    In the 2015 New Perspectives book, Peter Robinson wrote:
    20 The Making of the Codex Sinaiticus Electronic Book - p. 261


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    It used to be that you needed special permission to see a whole manuscript online, or deep pockets to pay for a facsimile or commission a set of photographs. In twenty-five years up to 8 July 2009 the British Library allowed only four scholars to inspect the 347 leaves of the great 4th-century Codex Sinaiticus in their possession.5 On that day, images of the whole manuscript went online and were seen by over a million people in the next few months. Surely, this is a revolution, and a very fast one.

    ... the Codex Sinaiticus website: within the first four months of the sites launeh, over 1.25 million people visited it.
    Last edited by Steven Avery; 11-06-2018 at 12:38 PM.

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