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How to Correct the Sacra Scriptura?: Textual Criticism of the Bible between the Twelfth and Fifteenth Century
Linde, Cornelia

Oxford: Society for the Study of Medieval Languages ..., 2012 pp. xii + 309. $45.00

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Medium ∆vum Monographs, 29

Description: This study deals with Latin texts from the twelfth to the fifteenth century that discuss the emendation of the Latin Bible. After consideration of the medieval terminology for different versions of the Bible, it offers an overview of the transmission of the Latin Bible in the Middle Ages and its medieval editions. A survey of the cult of Jerome precedes an investigation of statements by textual critics about the status of the Vulgate and other versions of the Bible. The main body of the work is dedicated to the authorsí views of the textual tradition by examining their statements on the status of Hebrew, Greek and Latin manuscripts for the emendation of the Latin Bible. Finally, this study explores the struggle between consuetudo and veritas and the role of grammar in the emendation of the Latin Bible.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Latin, Historical Approaches, History, Textual Criticism

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Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow
Published 2/5/2015
Citation: Jeffrey L. Morrow, review of Cornelia Linde, How to Correct the Sacra Scriptura? Textual Criticism of the Bible between the Twelfth and Fifteenth Century, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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