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Patristic evidence in the new edition of the Vetus Latina Iohannes

Houghton, H.A.G. (2013) Patristic evidence in the new edition of the Vetus Latina Iohannes. In: Biblical Quotations in Patristic Texts. Studia Patristica (54). Peeters, Leuven, pp. 69-86. ISBN 978-90-429-2987-6

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Following an introduction to the principles and procedures followed in producing the new Vetus Latina edition of John, the patristic evidence in the first fascicle (John 1:1-4:48) is compared with Old Latin codices. Most readings found in citations are already preserved in gospel manuscripts, but others are without parallel. These require careful investigation before they can be attributed to a version no longer extant. A small proportion appear to be renderings from an otherwise lost source, but others are harmonisations, paraphrases or altered forms typical of quoted material. Latin authors who also used Greek texts, such as Tertullian and Marius Victorinus, seem to stand outside the main tradition. Translations of Greek writings often feature ad hoc renderings of biblical citations. The variety of these independent versions highlights the overall consistency of the Latin tradition of John.

Type of Work:Book Section
Date:22 July 2013 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing
Keywords:vetus latina iohannes patristic latin new testament vulgate quotations citations
Subjects:PA Classical philology
BR Christianity
BS The Bible
Institution:Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:H.A.G. Houghton, Peeters, Leuven
ID Code:1409
Refereed:YES
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