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Old words online

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments · christianity, history

Two significant news items regarding some really old writings.

The first is the Revelation of Gabriel, which is a singular slate of stone covered in ink, using an ancient hand. Although the piece has been in a private collection for years, only recently has the text been translated. Dr. DeConick has a handy index of relevant web sites concentrating on this item. My initial overview of the available material was disappointing, however, as so much of the original has smudged away.

The second is the absolutely thrilling news that the Codex Sinaitica is going to be made available — both scans of all of the pages plus translations — online by the end of next year. Beginning Thursday, we are supposed to have access to the Gospel of Mark from the Codex.