Why Sinaiticus? (sy-NIT-i-cuss) The Codex Sinaiticus, produced in the mid-4th century and preserved at St. Catherine’s monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai for centuries, is the oldest, mostly complete, copy of the Bible we have. It has been tremendously important in reconstructing the original text of the Bible.
By using the moniker Sinaiticus, I remind myself that my Christian faith is based on Holy Scripture, which is ancient and trustworthy. My avatar is a detail from a famous mid-6th-century icon, Christ Pantocrator (“Christ Almighty,” below), which was also preserved at St. Catherine’s monastery along with Codex Sinaiticus!