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Augustine's Text of JohnPatristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts$
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Hugh Houghton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545926

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.001.0001

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Augustine and the History of the Biblical Text

Augustine and the History of the Biblical Text

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(p.5) 1 Augustine and the History of the Biblical Text
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Augustine's Text of John
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H. A. G. Houghton (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545926.003.0002

Augustine's observations on the history of the early Latin translations constitute the majority of contemporary evidence for these versions. He approved of Jerome's revision of the Gospels and, despite a preference for the Latin version of the Septuagint, used Jerome's translations from the Hebrew. Augustine himself corrected biblical manuscripts, but there is little evidence to suggest that he undertook a systematic revision of the Bible. he also comments on the nature of biblical manuscripts used by his sectarian opponents, especially the Manichees and Donatists.

Keywords:   Augustine, Itala, Latin Bible, Vulgate, Gospel, Septuagint, emendation, sectarian versions, Donatists, Manichees

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