two videos of Sinaiticus - flexible, easy-peasy page turning - 1933 England receives, BBC Beauty of Books 2011

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Everyone interested in Sinaiticus should see these two videos

Newsreel Footage of Codex Sinaiticus from 1933
https://brentnongbri.com/2019/02/13/newsreel-footage-of-codex-sinaiticus-from-1933/
1:46

THIS URL IS THE FIRST VIDEO FROM 1933
https://videos.files.wordpress.com/FdScOuZ6/codex-sinaiticus-british-movietone-footage-1933_dvd.mp4

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THIS NEXT IS THE BBC BEAUTY OF BOOKS VIDEO FROM 2011

The Codex Sinaiticus: The Oldest Surviving Christian New Testament - The Beauty Of Books - BBC Four
2:08

Helen Shenton of the British Library said this ms. is in "phenomenally good condition".

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https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/bib...naiticus-flexible-easy-peasy-page--t6279.html

BBC video - The Codex Sinaiticus: The Oldest Surviving Christian New Testament - The Beauty of Books
https://www.purebibleforum.com/inde...istian-new-testament-the-beauty-of-books.266/
 
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Helen Shenton comment, introduced at 3:35, the quote is soon after:and goes to 3:55.

A BBC article on the the Codex Sinaiticus.(2009)

"One of the things that we found is that the parchment, which is 1600 years old, is in phenomenally good condition. It's very very, very fine parchment. The animal husbandry that there must have been in order to produce such parchment is incredible, absolutely incredible"
 

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Thank you, pagophilus! You can see the "phenomenally good condition" (Helen Shenton, British Library) of the manuscript at two videos, one recent from the BBC, and one from 1933. two videos of Sinaiticus - flexible, easy-peasy page turning - 1933 England receives, BBC Beauty of Books 2011 https://www.purebibleforum.com/inde...gland-receives-bbc-beauty-of-books-2011.1432/ And this is before you get into the history of Simonides and the team working on the ms. at Mount Athos in 1840. And the streaking, colouring that was done to the part of the ms. that remained after the 1844 Tischendorf abstraction (theft) of 43 leaves. Tischendorf basically hid the amazing condition of the manuscript away from the scholars and palaeographers of his time by having it essentially unavailable at St. Petersburg and Leipzig. When the ms. became visible in 2009 by the Codex Sinaiticus Project, the jig was up, however the modern textual scholars are a little slow. :)
 
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