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

ISBN-10: 0521364337

ISBN-13: 9780521364331

A common survey of the research of recent testomony manuscripts that outlines for college students of the hot testomony the elemental instruments and talents taken with learning these manuscripts. the current variation is a completely revised and up to date model of the past due L?on Vaganay's Initiation a l. a. critique du Nouveau testomony, released in 1933, and every part of that unique paintings has been stated up to now in gentle of the most recent examine within the box. offering because it does a large review, instead of a step by step creation, the publication seems at its topic thematically, and its 4 sections disguise, respectively, the character and personality of the records themselves; the tools of learning them; the heritage of the texts earlier than they have been revealed; and their historical past next to their printing. widespread 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 gives an enticing own viewpoint on a subject of a few debate, but with out neglecting to envision conflicting reviews and perspectives.

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Palimpsests (n&XlV, 'again'; \|/tico, Ho rub') This is the word used to describe manuscripts on parchment, very occasionally on papyrus, which have been rubbed clean of their writing in order to be written on a second, or even a third time. It was quite a common practice between the sixth and ninth centuries when papyrus and parchment were in short supply. The original text of a palimpsest is often of great value for the history of classical literature or the study of the Bible. They were initially read with the help of chemical substances such as gall-nut which used to cause serious damage to the manuscripts.

II). But by far the most important work is that which has been carried out since 1949, by the Vetus Latina Institut in Beuron. The goal of the authors is to publish, in twenty-six volumes, the Latin Bible as it was before the Vulgate, drawing on as exhaustive a list of documents as possible (not only Old Latin manuscripts but also Vulgate manuscripts with Old Latin readings, as well as quotations from the Latin Church Fathers collected from a thorough reading of their works). From 1983, the Centre de Recherches sur la Bible Latine in Louvainla-Neuve has also been working on this edition of the Latin Bible.

In 1907, a Benedictine Commission was given, by Pope Pius X, the task of reconstituting the Bible ofJerome, a work which was completed at St Jerome's Abbey in Rome in 1989 (III) (vg1). THE SYRIAC VERSIONS (sy) The Aramaic language can be divided into two main groups: 1) Eastern Aramaic, which includes in particular the Syriac dialect, also known as Edessenean. Most of the Syriac versions of the New Testament (the Diatessaron of Tatian, the Old Syriac versions, the Peshitta version and the Philoxenian and Harclean versions) are written in this dialect.

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