Originally Posted by NatCh
But he appears to be using "Codex" as a name, names get different rules (like, almost none
), and often have little to do with definitions.
There are lots of historic documents called the "something-or-other codex"; eg, there's very well-known copy of New Testament called the "Codex Sinaiticus". However, the reason that they are called the something-or-other codex is, surprisingly enough, because without exception they are all in the form of a codex
. It's just stupid to call a scroll
the something-or-other codex; a scroll isn't
Sorry, but I think the explanation is 99% certainly that Mr Eddings had vaguely heard the name "codex" being used in connection with ancient documents, thought that it sounded good, and decided to use it in his books without actually knowing what the word meant.