MAY 12

THE ALEXANDRIAN MANUSCRIPT

The third of the three oldest uncials manuscripts, which serve as the greatest document-treasure of Christianity, is the Alexandrian Manuscript. This ancient manuscript is a 5th century copy of the whole Greek Bible, with the exception of forty lost leaves. It was the first of the three great uncials to become known, being presented as a gift to King Charles I of England in 1627, sixteen years after the completion of the King James Version of the Bible. Like the Sinaitic Manuscript, it too resides today in the British museum in London.