Updated: Vaticanus and Sinaiticus modulesWritten by Michael Hanel on December 17th, 2010
Many of you, I’m sure, are aware of the textual criticism modules that have been produced by Pasquale (Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, Bezae (2nd Edition recommended), Alexandrinus, Washingtonensis (Gospel of Mark only - by Ewan MacLeod)). Some of these have been available for well over four years! In addition to having access to the images (facsimiles and/or pseudo-facsimiles) of some of the famous manuscripts of the New Testament such as Sinaiticus and Vaticanus, these modules also included links to even higher resolution images hosted by the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM). Recently we became aware that the URLs for those manuscript images have changed and so it became necessary to update the user modules so the links would still work. So these updates fix those link issues.
Sinaiticus - (DOWNLOAD — 110 MB) This update fixes link issues.
Vaticanus - (DOWNLOAD - 165 MB) This module has been updated to use the better quality images as found on the CSNTM site, namely, it is the 1868 pseudo-facsimile edition: Carlo Vercellone and J. Cozza, Bibliorum Sacrorum Graecus Codex Vaticanus. Rome: S. Congregationis de Propaganda Fide, 1868-81. 6 volumes. New Testament (volume 5). It still also includes Tischendorf’s transcription. Neither is as good as seeing the real manuscript, but both can be helpful.
**If the files don’t immediately work, make sure you have followed these instructions:
Step 2. Unzip the file into your “databases” subfolder of BibleWorks
Step 3. Right click on the CHM file (it’ll look like all other HTML help icons), go to Properties and make sure the box for Block is unchecked.
Step 4. Start up BibleWorks and the module is available either through the Menu system (under Resources) or in the Analysis tabs.