Hershel Shanks, “Who Owns the Codex Sinaiticus?BAR 33:06.


Hershel Shanks, “How the Septuagint Differs,BAR 02:02; David Marcus and James A. Sanders, “What’s Critical About a Critical Edition of the Bible?BAR 39:06; Emanuel Tov, “Searching for the ‘Original’ Bible,BAR 40:04.


Carolyn Osiek, “The Shepherd of Hermas,Bible Review 10:05.



While Codex Bezae is not one of the manuscripts that Tischendorf edited, there is a legend that I note in my recent book that he was involved with this important codex as well. The Codex Bezae was kept in the Library at Cambridge, and sometime near the end of the 19th century it was noted that the leaves at the end of the codex were absent. When they investigated who had last used the codex, they found it was Tischendorf. After writing to Leipzig about the missing pages, the library received them through the mail with a note explaining that Tischendorf was not able to finish with them before leaving Cambridge, so he took them with him in order to complete his research. It is an interesting legend, but there is no paperwork to support this story. See Stanley E. Porter, Constantine Tischendorf: The Life and Work of a 19th Century Bible Hunter, Including Constantine Tischendorf’s When Were Our Gospels Written? (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), pp. 62–63.


James Bentley, Secrets of Mount Sinai (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986), p. 85.


Bentley, Secrets of Mount Sinai, p. 87; Porter, Constantine Tischendorf, pp. 26–29.


Constantine Tischendorf, Codex Sinaiticus (London: Lutterworth Press, 1934), p. 24; Porter, Constantine Tischendorf, p. 124.


Tischendorf, Sinaiticus, p. 24; Porter, Constantine Tischendorf, p. 124.


Tischendorf, Sinaiticus, pp. 27–28; Porter, Constantine Tischendorf, p. 126.


Porter, Constantine Tischendorf, p. 46.


Porter, Constantine Tischendorf, p. 50.


Joseph J. Hobbs, Mount Sinai (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1995).


James H. Charlesworth, “Foreword,” Secrets of Mount Sinai (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1986), p. 5.


Christfried Böttrich, “Constantin von Tischendorf und der Transfer des Codex Sinaiticus nach St. Petersburg,” in Andreas Gössner, ed., Die Theologische Fakultāt der Universitāt Leipzig (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2005), pp. 270–274. See also Christfried Böttrich, Der Jahrhundertfund: Entdeckung und Geschichte des Codex Sinaiticus (Leipzig: Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2012).


D.C. Parker, Codex Sinaiticus: The Story of the World’s Oldest Bible (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2010), pp. 143–147.


Porter, Constantine Tischendorf, p. 60.


Alexander Schick, Tischendorf und die älteste Bibel der Welt: Die Entdeckung des CODEX SINAITICUS im Katharinekloster (Muldenhammer: jOTA Publikationen GmbH, 2015).