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By Hugh Houghton

what kind of Bible did Augustine have? How did he quote from it - and used to be he exact? Do Augustine's biblical citations transmit readings now not present in any surviving manuscripts? This e-book is a part of an important venture at the previous Latin types of the Gospel based on John, and makes use of Augustine as a test-case to check the significance of the facts supplied via the Church Fathers for the textual content of the Gospels. The early heritage 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 tools of bringing up the Bible are analysed, and contours are pointed out that are attribute of citations made out of 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, displaying how he switched from utilizing the older models of the Gospel to the revised textual content of Jerome, which later turned often called the Vulgate. ultimately, a verse by way of verse observation 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 every now and then the Greek culture besides. info also are given of Augustine's exegesis of specific verses of the Gospel, making this an imperative instruction manual for biblical students and church historians
alike.

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