Jul 6, 2009 | 6
Scattered across continents, the 1,600-year-old Codex Sinaiticus bible has been fully reunited in a digital version online today. Users can navigate through the text via chapter and verse, see a digital scan of each page, and read English, German, Greek and Russian versions.
“If you would have liked to see it before, you would have had to travel to four countries in two continents,” British Library project curator, Juan Garces, said in an Associated Press report. “If you want to see the manuscript right now all you have to do is go online and experience it for yourself.” He noted that the overwhelming digital demand has already crashed the Web site.
Dec 23, 2008
Although Apple's iPhone and iPod are primarily designed to deliver music, movies and other entertainment, they're also being used to bring religion to Web 2.0. A prime example: iBreviary, a Vatican-approved digital daily prayer book that can be downloaded via iTunes to the iPhone or iPod Touch.
iBreviary is a digital version of the Catholic Breviary, a book of daily prayer containing biblical psalms and other readings, created by the Rev. Paolo Padrini, a priest in Italy's Diocese of Tortona, with the help of Italian Web developer Dimitri Giani.
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