As a new user I would like to know if it is possible to compare Greek manuscript families like codex sinaiticus and codex Vaticanus with each other? That probably depends on the installed library.
But: is there any book available offering these text families?
Jan Wolsheimer:But: is there any book available offering these text families?
Not to my knowledge. The Logos web site doesn't list them and I have never heard of them being available.
The tools to compare versions are available in Logos as long as you have at least the Original Languages Library or above.
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BTW: The Codex Sinaiticus Project has digitized the entire Codex. I don't know if there would be the demand for Logos to publish it (and whether they could get the right to do so).
I can't discover if there is yet a digital version of Vaticanus. You may know of one.
Even without transcripts of the manuscripts themselves, and even lacking the textual apparatus from NA 27 this can be kluged together from
2) Comfort's Text of the earliest NT manuscripts
3) The SBLGNT Apparatus.
Tischendorff knew the early, big Uncials (Siniaticus, Alexandrinus, Vaticanus) The gap in his apparatus is really the papyrii and other more recent discoveries.
Starting with the SBLGNT you can trace a variant using Metzger's textual commentary, you can open Robinson-Pierpont to view the Byzantine tradition alongside NA 27 or UBS 3.
This pretty much confirms that we need an accessible, inexpensive and modern textual apparatus. (is this the next step Dr. Holmes?)
Logos is lacking in this area. You can compare the Byzantine text (Majority text), Newberry Interlinear (Textus Receptus), and the Texts of Earliest GNT Manuscripts by Comfort.
Both Accordance and BibleWorks are more complete in the amount of Greek text critical resources (vaticanus, papyri, sinaiticus, washintonitus, Byzantine, Bezae, tischendorff, textus receptus, westcott and hort edition). They not only offer the tagged transcriptions but the images for many as well.
If this is your main area of focus, you may want to look at these platforms.