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

A basic survey of the learn of recent testomony manuscripts that outlines for college kids of the recent testomony the elemental instruments and abilities fascinated with learning these manuscripts. the current variation is a completely revised and up to date model of the overdue L?on Vaganay's Initiation a l. a. critique du Nouveau testomony, released in 1933, and every component to that unique paintings has been mentioned up to now in gentle of the newest examine within the box. supplying because it does a large review, instead of a step by step creation, the e-book appears at its topic thematically, and its 4 sections conceal, respectively, the character and personality of the files themselves; the tools of learning them; the background of the texts earlier than they have been revealed; and their heritage next to their printing. well-liked all through is a priority to narrate the topic to an enquiry into the earliest heritage of the recent testomony (prior to 2 hundred AD), which gives an attractive own standpoint on a subject of a few debate, but with out neglecting to envision conflicting reviews and perspectives.

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A second edition of van Haelst's catalogue is being prepared. The Chester Beatty papyri The New Testament section of these papyri, P45, P 46 and P47, has been published by F. G. Kenyon 1933 - 7 (VI). There are several fragments from three distinct manuscripts. All three are in codex form, which is a point of great importance for the history of the Bible and of books generally (see p. 7 above). They are also all from the third century and together they present a witness to the four major elements of the New Testament (the Gospels, Acts and the Catholic Epistles, the Pauline Epistles, Revelation) and in this respect are unique up to the fourth century.

Apart from a few papyrus fragments (P 3 , P 4 , P44), the lectionaries were written on parchment (sometimes on paper from the thirteenth century onwards) in either uncial or minuscule script. But in the case of lectionaries, the manuscripts are classified not according to their style of writing but according to their contents. Each set of daily readings has one passage from the Gospels and another from either Acts or the Epistles. An 'Evangeliary' (/) contains only the readings from the Gospels: John over the Easter period, then Matthew, Luke and Mark from Whitsuntide to Holy Week in the following year.

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. 97, p. 104, p. 108 and p. 109). 038) is of uncertain date, possibly the ninth century, and is kept in Tbilisi (Georgia, USSR) but notes in the margin make frequent mention of Koridethi.

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