Monday 27 March 2017 at 7:30 pm
Dr. Cillian O’Hogan, UBC CNERS
Please note that as this lecture is part of the Pharos lecture series, it will take place at the Hellenic Community Centre, 4500 Arbutus Street.
The fourth century saw the creation of pandects – large manuscripts containing all the books of the Old and New Testament – for the first time. Remarkably, two of these pandects survive almost intact: Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, both written in Greek. These two manuscripts reveal a great deal about the formation of the Christian canon, book production in late antiquity, and the history of scripture. This talk will explore some of the most interesting features of these late antique Bibles, and address the controversial question of the circumstances of their creation.