Codex Sinaiticus

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Essentially, according to Tischendorf, who is responsible for making the Codex Sinaiticus available to mankind, the trail started in a wastepaper basket in St Catherine's Monastery. Tischendorf was the Indiana Jones of the oldest bible Codices. He travelled the world on a mission to make the oldest codices available to all mankind. We are privileged to be able to help finish that mission.

We downloaded the entire Codex page by page from, stuck it together, deabbreviated it as in the table below and replaced regular sigmas with final sigmas at the end of words.

Download the entire New Testament of the Codex Sinaiticus as a Word 2000 document in the bwgrkl.ttf font here.

Abbreviation Full Word
ij ihsouj
in ihsoun
iu insou
cj cristoj
ce criste
cn criston
cu crsitou
cw cristw
kj kurioj
ke kurie
kn kurion
ku kuriou
kw kuriw
qj qeoj
qe qee
qn qeon
qu qeou
qw qew
isl israhl
pna pneuma
pnj pneumatoj
pni pneumati
anoj anqrwpoj
anon anqrwpon
anou anqrwpou
anw anqrwtw where not anw
anoi anqrwpoi
anoij anqrwpoij
anwn anqrwpwn
anouj anqrwpouj
pra patera
prj patroj
prn patron
pri patri
mra mhtera
mrj mhtroj
mri mhtri