C14 dating of codex Alexandrinus at the British Library
The modern scientific procedure of C14 (Radiocarbon) dating is a simple method of introducing a measure of scientific accountability in the estimate of the age of ancient Biblical manuscripts. While it is true that a very small sample of this codex will be destroyed in the C14 testing, the codex has many sample blank areas.
It is important to introduce the scientific method into the age estimates for the earliest ancient Biblical manuscripts (of which this codex in one). The C14 dating of this codex will either confirm or suggest a variance to the date of codex Alexandrinus, currently conjectured to be of the 5th century.
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Saturday 9 November 2013