Codex Sinaiticus, Vaticanus

From: brent justin anduaga-arias (
Date: Fri Mar 29 1996 - 12:52:18 EST

  I have heard, from time to time, about a supposed "order" by
Constantine to have fifty copies of the scriptures made. These copies
supposedly were made in Alexandria and were shipped (to Rome?). The
story goes that two of these fifty are known today as our good old
friends Sinaiticus and Vaticanus.
  Does anyone know if this is a myth or does it have substance. If it is
a myth, does anyone know what the true origins of these manuscripts may be?

Brent Arias
University of New Mexico

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