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Codex Sinaiticus added to BL digitised manuscript collection

March 24th, 2014

Codex Sinaiticus (detail) (Source:


Codex Sinaiticus is one of the great treasures of the British Library. Written in the mid-4th century in the Eastern Mediterranean (possibly at Caesarea), it is one of the two oldest surviving copies of the Greek Bible, along with Codex Vaticanus, in Rome. Written in four narrow columns to the page (aside from in the Poetic books, in two columns), its visual appearance is particularly striking. – See more at:

Lines of beauty: British Library’s medieval manuscripts go digital –

February 18th, 2013
(c) Michael Bodian

Beowulf manuscript (c) Michael Bodian

“The British Library aims to digitise its 25,000 medieval manuscripts, so readers around the world can see them. Here are six of the rarest” including the Beowulf manuscript (shown above; photo (c) Michael Bodian). via Lines of beauty: British Library’s medieval manuscripts go digital –

Applying Sentiment Analysis to the Bible « Blog

October 19th, 2011

What happens when you look at the language in the Bible, try to determine who’s happy and who’s not, then graph it all out? has done just that and posted a nice, circular graphic showing the ebbs and flows of positive and negative vibes in the Bible. It’s a pretty vanilla linguistic analysis, and the circle is just for aesthetics (see the author’s comment to the post), but it’s still interesting. Accurate? That’s another question — one that I’m not so positive about…