That is to say, you can read the oldest recorded Christian-text, online, for free. cool.
I wonder how many people are going to sit with that tidbit of information.Originally more than 1,460 pages long and measuring 16in by 14in, it was written by a number of hands around the time of Constantine the Great.
It offers different versions of the Scriptures from later editions of the Bible, notably in St Mark's Gospel which ends 12 verses before later versions, omitting the appearance of the resurrected Jesus Christ.
What do you guys think on this?
Some thoughts to get us started:
I think it's great. Historical text, of any kind, should always be public. You can't learn by making stuff up for the future, you have to learn from the past.
That said, I think the Library of England or England Library (whichever it is) did Christianity a huge service because this might shed some light on the idea of Bible not being translated literally but more as a resource for guidance and parables.
Maybe some high horses will be left at the watering hole. Y'know?
Naturally, not everyone will accept this. Probably a good portion.
However, I feel it is very important to exhaust ones thoughts on something like this, in a collected, calm manner. I really hope there comes some responses from Churches, (positive ones of course) and dare I ask for a few hundred reprints?