Dating to about AD 425, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that contain both the Old and New Testaments in one volume. Although its early history is not known, it is called the “Book from Alexandria” because the first record of it was when it was in Alexandria, Egypt. Codex Alexandrinus has been in England since 1627 – first in the Royal Library, then the British Museum, and now in the British Library. You can read the history of the codex and view three of its pages at the British Library website. NOTE: In October, 2023, the British Library's website experienced a cyberattack. "The journey to full recovery will be a long one," said Roll Keating, chief executive of the British Library, and this link will not work until then.