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Liturgical Books
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1. Development and Types

1.1. The Bible is the oldest and most basic liturgical book for Christian worship. With the OT the first churches took over from the synagogue the liturgical reading of Scripture, a practice that is inseparably linked to the formation of the NT canon. Just as the Hebrew Scriptures and then the Greek translation of those Scriptures were the primary books to be read in the assem…

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Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich, Lathrop, Gordon W. and Marshall, Paul V., “Liturgical Books”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L432>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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