Item Details

Ancient Bibles [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The Codex Sinaiticus is the world's oldest surviving bible. Made around 350 AD, it is a unique insight into early Christians and their effort to find a single version of the biblical text that everyone could accept. Approximately 800 years later, an illuminated bible rich in gold and lapis lazuli and produced in Winchester, recalls a time when bibles were at the center of the Church's struggle with the State for ultimate authority. Both of these bibles are works of art and remarkable achievements in book technology. They are also annotations on the political era in which they were created, providing fascinating commentary on the life of Jesus and the murder of Thomas Becket.
Release Date
2011
Run Time
30 min.
Language
English
Rating
8 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 21, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
The Beauty of Books
Beauty of Books
Contents
  • Treasure from Antiquity (2:31)
  • Codex Sinaiticus (2:45)
  • Roman Empire Manuscript (2:53)
  • Creating a New Bible (3:18)
  • Story of the Codex Sinaiticus (4:22)
  • Creating a Single Version (0:55)
  • Early English Bible (3:16)
  • Winchester Bible (3:24)
  • Political Bible (3:14)
  • More than Spirituality (1:52)
  • Credits: Ancient Bibles: The Beauty of Books (0:41)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c2011.
Publisher no.
  • 55767s Films Media Group
  • 55768 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (30 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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