pallida and sufflava not alba

Steven Avery


1862 - (Sept-Oct) – Tischendorf's Bibliorum Codex Sinaiticus Petropolitanus, becomes generally available??? The first mention of the color Lat., “sufflava” or Eng., “yellow-ish”, (Old Testament and New Testament facsimiles)

Only the 1859 St. Petersburg pages, not the 1844, which was described separately not as sufflava but as pallida.

This was pointed out to you earlier, yet you have always left the pallida description out of your timelines and writing.

If Sinaiticus were actually an old manuscript, the yellow/sufflava condition would be normal, it would be brittle and "yellow with age" and this would apply to the 1844 and 1859 sections.
Your yellow timeline is totally irrelevant.


And, you left out his calling the 1844 Leipzig pages pallida!
So there must of been a lot of yellowing and aging from 1844 to 1859!
(More than the previous 1500 years!)

Here is the full text, you can see that he wants to emphasize that the 1859 pages are NOT white.

"Membrana codicis non tam alba quam sufflava est, mognaque ubique laevitate et subtilitate, quamvis singula folia satis inter se differant."

"The membrane of the codex is not so much white as buff, and is everywhere smooth and delicate, although the individual leaves are quite different from each other."

This description was first given in writing in 1860, not 1862.

Notitia editionis codicis bibliorum sinaitici: Auspiciis imp. Alexandri II. susceptae. Accedit catalogus cod. nuper ex oriente Petropolin perlatorum item Origenes Scholia in Proverbia Salomonis (1860)
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