We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
a couple of observations:
the discoverer of Codex was Friedrich Constantin (von) Tischendorf, a gentleman with a keen interest in New Testament criticism so to speak.
Now in Codex displayed "some familiar -- very important -- passages are missing, including verses dealing with the resurrection of Jesus, they said."
What is the connection? Read his principles of Bible validation. Pay specific attention to point numbers 1 and especially 2.
Basic rule: "The text is only to be sought from ancient evidence, and especially from Greek manuscripts, but without neglecting the testimonies of versions and fathers."
1. "A reading altogether peculiar to one or another ancient document is suspicious; as also is any, even if supported by a class of documents, which seems to evince that it has originated in the revision of a learned man."
2. "Readings, however well supported by evidence, are to be rejected, when it is manifest (or very probable) that they have proceeded from the errors of copyists."
3. "In parallel passages, whether of the New or Old Testament, especially in the Synoptic Gospels, which ancient copyists continually brought into increased accordance, those testimonies are preferable, in which precise accordance of such parallel passages is not found; unless, indeed, there are important reasons to the contrary."
4. "In discrepant readings, that should be preferred which may have given occasion to the rest, or which appears to comprise the elements of the others."
5. "Those readings must be maintained which accord with New Testament Greek, or with the particular style of each individual writer."
And some familiar -- very important -- passages are missing, including verses dealing with the resurrection of Jesus, they said.
I can't imagine that statement could refer to anything but the Longer Ending of Mark's Gospel. Most modern Bibles note that the Longer Ending is not found in many ancient manuscripts. My full edition of The Jerusalem Bible (1966) notes that neither Sinaiticus nor Vaticanus has the Longer Ending.
Like so much anti-Christian shocking news, this is neither news nor shocking. I'm sure the folks at CNN would be disappointed to find that out, except they're not interested in finding that out.