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By Alec Gilmore

This Dictionary is designed to extend understanding of Bible origins, introduce readers to the range of models and manuscripts that lie at the back of the commonly used English translation(s). It additionally presents, in alphabetical order, 'student notes' on texts, models, manuscripts, people, locations and terminology, masking the origins of the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the English Bible, together with contemporary translations. more often than not, this e-book will facilitate a extra clever figuring out of the Bible between lay humans via removal many of the mystique and prejudices linked to it. Entries are authentic, now not evaluative, and replicate modern biblical scholarship. this can be a convenient reference instrument for someone in any respect drawn to the Bible.

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Gave its name to the Caesarean text*. Caesarean Text. A Greek text type which got its name because Streeter* noticed that Origen* had used it in his work at Caesarea after 231 CE. Exemplified in Family 1*, Family 13*, Family Theta* and the Washington Codex*. Contains a small number of unusual readings and close affinities with Alexandrian* and Western* texts. Cairo, Egypt. Home of the Cairo Geniza* and of the Karaite Synagogue and the Codex Cairo*, whence came its name. Site for the discovery of an Old Syriac* ms.

When he was at Cologne , seeing a book through the press, he heard the printers boasting about the new successes being won by the Reformers in England. Anxious to know more, he invited the printers to his home and when they were all well filled with wine they revealed they were printing 3000 copies of Tyndale's Translation* in English. Cochlaeus immediately informed the authorities at Cologne who put a stop to the work, but Tyndale escaped with the printed sheets to Worms*. Because Cochlaeus had sent a description of the work to England Tyndale put it on one side for the time being and issued a different edition.

The discovery of papyrus* mss. $>45, £>46 and p66), which have readings only through the Byzantine text, has proved its value but that does not justify its being given an early date. Byzantium. Ancient name for Constantinople*. c Caedmon (c. 675). A labourer attached to the monastery at Whitby*. Legend relates how, ungifted in poetry and song, he stole away from a party one night and went out to the stable for fear he would be asked to sing. He fell asleep and had a dream. A man came and told him to sing.

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