The Sinaiticus Smoking Gun?

Vlog 188: Who really wrote Sinaiticus? Where? When? See who agrees with the evidence. God bless you all! – David W. Daniels
in 1844 Constantin Tischendorf claims he found 86 sheets of vellum, in a wastepaper bin to be burned, at St. Catherine’s monastery in the Egyptian peninsula. Then he claims that by 1859 he got hold of what it came from: a huge codex he called Sinaiticus, with parts of the Old Testament, all of the New Testament, plus the Epistle of Barnabas and the Shepherd of Hermas. In 1862 he published the Codex Sinaiticus, and it became the game changer in Biblical criticism. It was paired with Vaticanus and its unusual readings. And suddenly, almost all Bibles to this day were changed away from the historical, traditional text to the modern form. But there was a cost: faith was replaced with doubt.

In 1862, Constantine Simonides, who had sold documents to Tischendorf before, claimed that Tischendorf had made a huge mistake. The so-called “Sinaiticus” was actually a project that he himself had done, 20 years earlier, as a gift for the Czar. Of course, Tischendorf was outraged.

I have shown over time that both of them lied about various things. So can we find out who was telling the truth, if anyone, and what the real facts are about the Codex Sinaiticus? This video may give you the smoking gun facts that influence your decision.

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