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The Principal Pauline Epistles: A Collation of Latin Witnesses
Houghton, H. A. G., C. M. Kreinecker, R. F. Maclachlan and C. J. Smith

Leiden: Brill, 2018 pp. xi + 442. $175.00

Series Information
New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents, 59

Description: The earliest Latin versions of the writings of the New Testament offer important insights into the oldest forms of the biblical text, the use of language in the ancient Church and the foundations from which Christian theology developed in the West. This volume presents a collation of Old Latin evidence for the four principal Pauline Epistles (Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians and Galatians). The sources comprise twenty-six Vetus Latina manuscripts, ten commentaries written between the fourth and sixth centuries and four early testimonia collections. Their text differs in many ways from the standard Vulgate version. Created using innovative digital editing tools, this collation makes this valuable data available for the first time and is complemented by full electronic transcriptions online.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Daniel King
Published 5/21/2020
Citation: Daniel King, review of H. A. G. Houghton,C. M. Kreinecker, R. F. Maclachlan, and C. J. Smith, The Principal Pauline Epistles: A Collation of Latin Witnesses, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).


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