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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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The Use of the Bible and the Production of Books in the Time of Augustine

The Use of the Bible and the Production of Books in the Time of Augustine

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(p.22) 2 The Use of the Bible and the Production of Books in the Time of Augustine
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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/9780199545926.003.0003

Despite the laborious process of copying by hand, a wide variety of books seems to have been available in the Church in North Africa. The collection at Hippo, supplemented by Augustine's personal library, included Bibles in Latin and Greek and the works of several Church Fathers. Stenographers were used to transcribe sermons and public debates, as well as take down Augustine's theological works as he dictated them. These records give indications of how biblical codices were used for teaching and liturgical purposes.

Keywords:   codex, stenographer, copyist, scribe, liturgy, sermon, Gospel, book trade, library, dictation

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