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Codex Bezae An Early Christian Manuscript and Its Text

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ISBN-10: 0521400376

ISBN-13: 9780521400374

Edition: 1992

Authors: D. C. Parker

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Codex Bezae is one of the most important primary sources in New Testament scholarship. Together with Codex Alexandrinus and Codex Vaticanus it represents one of our most significant links back to the early Church and its origins. Since its rediscovery in the sixteenth century, the riddles posed by its general appearance and its textual characteristics have continued to fascinate scholars, and David Parker here offers the first comprehensive study of Codex Bezae to appear for more than a century. This book aims to cast light on the story behind this most enigmatic of manuscripts. Fresh data are presented here which makes possible a reconstruction of the stages of copying from which the…    
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Book details

List price: $101.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/9/1992
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

D. C. Parker is Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham. His publications include The Living Text of the Gospels (1997) and Codex Bezae: An Early Christian Manuscript and its Text (1992).

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