Textual History of the Bible

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Preface
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The second volume of the Textual History of the Bible is devoted to the deuterocanonical books of the Old Testament, that is, to all books outside the Hebrew Bible that were considered canonical or “useful for reading” by a church at some point (for a more precise definition of “deuterocanonical,” see the Introduction). Earlier studies of the textual histories of these books focused largely on what were considered the most important textual witnesses – mostly in Greek (1.2.4), Latin (1.2.6), and possibly in Armenian (1.2.9) and Syriac (1.2.5) – with the goal of recovering the “or…

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Feder, Frank and Henze, Matthias, “Preface”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 16 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_256518>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201001



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