By Hugh Houghton

what kind of Bible did Augustine have? How did he quote from it - and used to be he actual? Do Augustine's biblical citations transmit readings no longer present in any surviving manuscripts? This ebook is a part of an immense undertaking at the previous Latin models of the Gospel in line with John, and makes use of Augustine as a test-case to check the significance of the proof supplied by means of 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). info 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 out of reminiscence instead of learn from a gospel codex. the second one a part of the booklet 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 grew to become often called the Vulgate. eventually, a verse by way of verse remark is supplied on all of the major readings in
Augustine's textual content of John, assessing their importance for the historical past of the Latin Bible, and sometimes the Greek culture in addition. info also are given of Augustine's exegesis of specific verses of the Gospel, making this an vital guide for biblical students and church historians
alike.

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