Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Beauty of Books: Ancient Bibles (and Codex Sinaiticus)

If you haven't seen it yet, let me strongly recommend the first episode of a new four part series on BBC4:

The Beauty of Books: Ancient Bibles

It is thirty minutes long and the first ten or so minutes discuss Codex Sinaiticus and there are contributions from Scot McKendrick, David Parker and Janet Soskice. There are some great shots of the manuscript. It was on BBC 4 on Monday and it was repeated yesterday. You can catch it on the iPlayer from the link above, although international users will need to use some jiggery-pokery if they want to view it. There is also a two minute clip here, featuring Scot McKendrick



Clip HT: Deirdre Good.

2 comments:

Brice Jones said...

Any suggestions about which jiggery-pokery to use?

Mark Goodacre said...

Expat Shield is pretty good and it's free (ad based). Just google for it and it'll come up top.