Bible researcher and film producer Chris Pinto’s long-awaited sequel to A Lamp in the Dark.
In the 19th century, a Bible manuscript called Codex Sinaiticus was discovered , allegedly in a rubbish basket at a Greek Orthodox monastery in Egypt. The German scholar who discovered it, Constantine von Tischendorf, declared it to be the oldest Bible ever found. While many in the academic world did not fully believe his story, they were willing to accept his claims about its antiquity. Yet shortly after his discovery was published, a Greek paleographer named Constantine Simonides came forward and declared that the manuscript was no ancient text at all, but had been created by him in 1840!
The controversy surrounding these events is, perhaps, the most incredible untold chapter in Bible history. It involves Jesuits, the Pope, a high-minded German, a committee of Anglo-Romanists, and a mysterious Greek patriot. It is a story that (while quite true and well-documented) a vast majority of modern academics know nothing about. Yet the subject matter dramatically impacts the world of biblical scholarship.
Most of what today’s scholars believe is based on the events of this era, and the footnotes in your Bible are the proof of it.
The battle for the Bible continues to this day!