The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts by H. A. G. HoughtonThe Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts by H. A. G. Houghton

The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and Manuscripts

byH. A. G. Houghton

Hardcover | March 17, 2016

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Latin is the language in which the New Testament was copied, read, and studied for over a millennium. The remains of the initial 'Old Latin' version preserve important testimony for early forms of text and the way in which the Bible was understood by the first translators. Successive revisionsresulted in a standard version subsequently known as the Vulgate which, along with the creation of influential commentaries by scholars such as Jerome and Augustine, shaped theology and exegesis for many centuries. Latin gospel books and other New Testament manuscripts illustrate the continuoustradition of Christian book culture, from the late antique codices of Roman North Africa and Italy to the glorious creations of Northumbrian scriptoria, the pandects of the Carolingian era, eleventh-century Giant Bibles, and the Paris Bibles associated with the rise of the university.In The Latin New Testament, H.A.G. Houghton provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and development of the Latin New Testament. Drawing on major editions and recent advances in scholarship, he offers a new synthesis which brings together evidence from Christian authors and biblicalmanuscripts from earliest times to the late Middle Ages. All manuscripts identified as containing Old Latin evidence for the New Testament are described in a catalogue, along with those featured in the two principal modern editions of the Vulgate. A user's guide is provided for these editions andthe other key scholarly tools for studying the Latin New Testament.
H.A.G. Houghton is Reader in New Testament Textual Scholarship at the University of Birmingham, where he is also Deputy Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing. He is one of the editors of the Gospel according to John and corresponding editor for the principal Pauline Epistles in the Vetus Latina series...
Title:The Latin New Testament: A Guide to its Early History, Texts, and ManuscriptsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.09 inPublished:March 17, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of ImagesList of AbbreviationsPart One: History1. From the Origins to the End of the Third Century2. The Fourth Century and the Beginning of the Vulgate3. Competing Texts4. The Eighth and Ninth Centuries5. The Tenth Century OnwardsPart Two: Texts6. Editions and Resources7. Latin as a Witness for the Greek New Testament8. The Text of the Early Latin New TestamentPart Three: Manuscripts9. Features of Latin Biblical ManuscriptsAppendicesAppendix 1: Concordances of Manuscript SiglaAppendix 2: Additional Manuscripts Cited in Vetus Latina EditionsAppendix 3: Additional Gospel ManuscriptsBibliographyIndex of ManuscriptsIndex of Biblical PassagesIndex of Ancient AuthorsIndex of Subjects