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Codex
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The codex (from Lat. caudex) is the ancient ancestor of the modern bound book. In antiquity, the overwhelmingly preferred book form for literary texts was the bookroll, until the 4th century CE, when the codex began to be the dominant form. The Greek word βιβλίον typically refers to a bookroll. From a much earlier point, however, in a…

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Hurtado, Larry W., “Codex”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000702>
First published online: 2020



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