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This 2008 ebook is an enormous English-language advent to the earliest manuscripts of the hot testomony. a necessary guide for students and scholars, it offers a radical grounding within the examine and modifying of the hot testomony textual content mixed with an emphasis at the dramatic present advancements within the box. overlaying historical resources in Greek, Syriac, Latin and Coptic, it: • describes the manuscripts and different old textual proof, and the instruments had to examine them • bargains with textual feedback and textual enhancing, describing glossy techniques and strategies, with advice at the use of variations • introduces the witnesses and textual learn of every of the most sections of the hot testomony, discussing standard versions and their importance. A spouse site with full-colour photographs presents beneficiant quantities of illustrative fabric, bringing the topic alive for the reader.
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Tischendorf, Novum Testamentum Graece . . , Leipzig, 1872– 84 (vol. iii, Prolegomena, by C. R. Gregory) S. P. 8) Texts and Studies (first number indicates whether it is first, second or third series) Texte und Untersuchungen E. G. Turner, Greek Manuscripts of the Ancient World, Oxford, 1971. There is a second enlarged edn, ed. P. Parsons (ICSBS 46), London, 1987 E. G. Turner, The Typology of the Early Codex, Pennsylvania, 1977 List of abbreviations Turyn, Great Britain van Haelst, Catalogue VC Vetus Latina von Soden Vo¨o¨bus, Early Versions Wachtel, ‘Kinds of Variants’ Wachtel and Parker, ‘The Joint IGNTP/ INTF Gospel of John’ Wachtel, Spencer and Howe, ‘The Greek Vorlage of the Syra Harclensis’ Wachtel, Spencer and Howe, ‘Representing Multiple Pathways’ xxix A.
The text is identical to that given and discussed by Roberts and Skeat. 16 The documents The attractions set out by Martial are that the codex can easily be taken anywhere, that it does not need a box to be kept in (being within the box of its own covers) and that it can be held in one hand (unlike a roll, whose two ends are held in the two hands). The question is whether Martial’s venture was the source of the Christian idea. The answer is that we cannot know, both because we do not know which came first and because we know nothing of the impact of Martial’s initiative.
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