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Codex Bezae : An Early Christian Manuscript and its Text - David C. Parker

Codex Bezae

An Early Christian Manuscript and its Text

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780521400374
Number Of Pages: 376

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Codex Bezae is one of the most important primary sources in New Testament scholarship. Since its rediscovery in the sixteenth century it has continued to fascinate scholars, who have remained intrigued by the riddles of its general appearance and textual characteristics. David Parker makes the first comprehensive investigation of the manuscript for over a century, and sets out to uncover the story behind this most enigmatic of manuscripts. By studying the characteristics of Codex Bezae, both physical and textual, and by comparing its Greek and Latin texts, the author aims to show how a bilingual tradition developed, and thus to discover as much as possible about its earliest stages, which leads to an important new theory about its origins. In a final section, the general character of the text is assessed with a view to what this can tell us of the earliest traditions about Jesus.

From the hardback review: '... clear and valuable study.' The Times Literary Study

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
The Palaeography
The Codex and the hand
The punctuation
The secondary hands
Towards the codicology of a bilingual Codex
The Scribe and the Tradition
The sense-lines
The Nomina Sacra
The orthography
The Codex Bezae and its ancestors
The Correctors
The corrections
The supplementary leaves
The development of the corrected text
The Bilingual Tradition
The Codex and the critics
A comparison of the columns
The character of the tradition
Text and Codex
The origins of the Codex Bezae
The history of a text
Appendices
Notes on illustrations
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521400374
ISBN-10: 0521400376
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 31st January 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.7