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Discussion in 'Bible Versions & Translations' started by grahame, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. grahame

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    Not sure if this is in the right section. But could anyone tell me the date of the oldest Hebrew text of the Old Testament in existence and readable today? Or how old are the Hebrew texts that we take our English translations from?
    Also what is the oldest New Testament complete text that we have?
     
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    Thanks. On the NT question, I was thinking more of the New Testament texts themselves, ie the gospels and epistles etc.
     
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    Codex Vaticanus is the oldest “complete” Bible (early fourth century).

    Codex Sinaiticus comes in a close second.
    Both include the OT Septuagint and include various additional apocryphal books (the canon was still a bit loose at the time).

    Much of the NT can be constructed with the various papyri found before 300.

    Rob
     
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    Thank you :thumbs:
     
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