Friday, January 21, 2011

Codex Sinaiticus Lecture

Thanks to James Shaw for sending over this announcement:
The Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska is hosting a lecture about Codex Sinaiticus at 2 PM on Sunday, January 30:

Leonard Greenspoon, Department of Theology, presents "Codex Sinaiticus, The World's Oldest Bible: What It Is All About and Why Is It So Important?"

Codex Sinaiticus is a fourth century Greek manuscript that provides the oldest surviving text of the complete Christian Bible. For the Old Testament, the text is the Greek translation called the Septuagint. We will look at this manuscript in terms of its origins and also chronicle the exciting (if also at times, frustrating) story of its modern discovery. We will explore what can be learned of its use over the centuries and what it tells us about the transmission and translation of the Bible from antiquity until the modern period. We will also see how modern technology allows us all to view this treasure--as a work of art and, for many, as a source of inspiration--from our own computers.

Joslyn Art Museum in partnership with Creighton's University College, presents a sixth season of stimulating lectures by Creighton faculty. Held in Joslyn's Abbott Lecture Hall on select Sundays at 2:00 pm, CU atJoslyn presents a variety of topics and interdisciplinary perspectives on Joslyn's collections or exhibitions. CU atJoslyn is free with regular museum admission for general public, and always free for Museum members and Creighton students and faculty with ID.

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