Codex Sinaiticus: The World's Oldest Bible?

27 Jul 2009

Event times

18:30 to 20:00

Cost of entry

£6 (£4 concessions)

British Library

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Tube: Kings Cross, St. Pancras, Euston

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Codex Sinaiticus: The World's Oldest Bible?


Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world and the oldest substantial book to survive antiquity. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript includes the earliest complete copy of the New Testament. At this event, the huge significance of the manuscript is explained by David Parker, Professor of Theology at Birmingham University, and the Codex Sinaiticus Project introduced by Scot McKendrick, Head of Western Manuscripts, the British Library. With a discussion chaired by radio and television presenter Roger Bolton, well known as the host of Radio 4's Sunday and Feedback. To book: To be held in the Conference Centre of the British Library.


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