What kind of Bible did Augustine have? How did he quote from it - and was once he actual? Do Augustine's biblical citations transmit readings now not present in any surviving manuscripts? This booklet is a part of a massive undertaking at the previous Latin types of the Gospel in line with John, and makes use of Augustine as a test-case to check the significance of the proof supplied through the Church Fathers for the textual content of the Gospels. The early background of the Latin Bible is reconstructed from
Augustine's reviews in his treatise De doctrina christiana (On Christian teaching). information are assembled from sermons, letters, and different writings to teach how Augustine and his contemporaries used the Bible within the liturgy of the Church, public debates, and in composing their very own works. Augustine's
own equipment of bringing up the Bible are analysed, and lines are pointed out that are attribute of citations made from reminiscence instead of learn from a gospel codex. the second one a part of the ebook is a chronological survey of the biblical textual content in Augustine's works, exhibiting how he switched from utilizing the older types of the Gospel to the revised textual content of Jerome, which later turned often called the Vulgate. eventually, a verse by means of verse statement is equipped on all of the major readings in
Augustine's textual content of John, assessing their value for the historical past of the Latin Bible, and now and again the Greek culture in addition. information also are given of Augustine's exegesis of specific verses of the Gospel, making this an crucial instruction manual for biblical students and church historians
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