An Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism by Lion Vaganay, Christian-Bernard Amphoux, Jenny Heimerdinger,

By Lion Vaganay, Christian-Bernard Amphoux, Jenny Heimerdinger, Keith Elliott

A basic survey of the research of recent testomony manuscripts that outlines for college students of the hot testomony the fundamental instruments and abilities excited by learning these manuscripts. the current variation is a completely revised and up-to-date model of the past due Léon Vaganay's Initiation a los angeles critique du Nouveau testomony, released in 1933, and every element of that unique paintings has been stated to this point in gentle of the most recent study within the box. supplying because it does a large evaluation, instead of a step by step advent, the e-book appears at its topic thematically, and its 4 sections conceal, respectively, the character and personality of the records themselves; the tools of learning them; the background of the texts sooner than they have been published; and their historical past next to their printing. popular all through is a priority to narrate the topic to an enquiry into the earliest background of the recent testomony (prior to 2 hundred AD), which supplies a fascinating own point of view on a subject of a few debate, but with no neglecting to envision conflicting critiques and perspectives.

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108 and p. 105). 05 Greek/d Latin), is from the fourth/fifth century. It was kept in Lyons from the ninth century until 1562, receiving mention by the Council of Trent in 1546 for the interest of its variant readings. In 1562, it was acquired by Th6odore de Beze (Beza) who gave it to the University of Cambridge (1581) where it has remained ever since. It is a bilingual Greek and Latin manuscript containing the four Gospels (in the order Matthew-John-Luke Mark) and Acts, which have been preserved with lacunae in both the Greek and the Latin texts, and also the Catholic Epistles of which only the end of 3 John remains.

It sometimes happens, too, that mention is made of the number of lines (OTI%0£, stichos, a line of sixteen syllables) contained in the book, a commercial procedure known as stichometry, used as a means to calculate the payment due to the scribe. In books that were meant to be read in public the text was sometimes divided up into sections according to sense, a procedure followed by the schools of rhetoric, whereby a new line was started after each group of words which could be spoken together. Phrases may be long (KG)X,OV, colon) or short (KOflfia, comma), hence Jerome's description of division per cola et commata (Preface to the translation of Isaiah).

032), of the fifth century, originated in Egypt but was bought from an Arabian merchant by C. L. Freer in 1906 and is now in Washington (Freer Gallery of Art). This is a highly valuable manuscript consisting of twenty-six quires of unequal size (four to eight leaves, see p. 7); it contains the four Gospels, once again in the order Matthew-John-Luke-Mark, with some lacunae. After Mk 16:14, there is a curious addition sometimes known as the 'Freer logion'. A. 032 (VI)). It displays various text types (see p.

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