Sinaiticus’s B scribe(s)

On Academia.edu, Dan Batovici has posted an uncorrected proof of his essay “Two B Scribes in Codex Sinaiticus?” BASP 54 (2017). According to the abstract,

The history of scribal hand identification in Codex Sinaiticus is a fairly complicated one. The most recent identification, splitting the work of Tischendorf’s scribe B in B1 and B2, was attempted by Amy Myshrall in a 2015 contribution, as a result of the work on the Codex Sinaiticus digitizing project completed in 2009. This article will assess the argument proposed by Amy Myshrall for distinguishing the two new scribes, and it argues that there is not enough reason to adopt the newly proposed distinction.

HT: Peter Gurry

Sinaiticus Facsimile Sale

Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile
Codex Sinaiticus Facsimile

It’s still on the pricey side, but CBD currently has the Hendrickson facsimile of Codex Sinaiticus on sale for $499, $300 off the normal retail price. According to CBD’s product page,

Hendrickson Publishers, in conjunction with the British Library, is now releasing a limited number of full color facsimiles of the entire Codex Sinaiticus. This edition includes both the Old and New Testaments, represented by “life size” pages (13.5″ x 16.5″).

Totaling 828 pages, the facsimile edition comes in hardback binding accompanied by a sturdy slip case that is designed to provide support the weight of the facsimiles pages (app. 25lbs) and prevent them from tearing away from the back binding, as is common with many large hardback books. Finally the Codex Sinaiticus facsimile edition comes with a 32 page booklet that provides a brief outline of the history, discovery and immense value of this rare piece of history.

For more information or to order, please see here.