Tischendorfarchive Alexander Schick © www.bibelausstellung.de/Courtesy of Helmut Constantin Behrend

In his own words, Tischendorf details his third journey to St. Catherine’s Monastery and his excitement to find Codex Sinaiticus. The letter, written to his beloved wife shortly after he returned to Cairo, discusses not only the find itself and all the contents of the manuscript, but also his plans to acquire Codex Sinaiticus.