The Bezan Text of Acts
By (author) Jenny Read-Heimerdinger
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Bezan Text of Acts by Jenny Read-Heimerdinger
Book DescriptionThe Bezan ('Western') text of Acts is traditionally dismissed as the work of an enthusiastic and fanciful scribe who embellished the original text represented by the Alexandran manuscripts. This study compares the language of Codex Bezae with that of Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, using the approach of discourse analysis to re-assess how variant readings have arisen. It emerges that the language patterns of the Alexandrian text are variable and the focus of its message historical. In contrast, the Bezan text displays an exceptional degree of lingusitic consistency and a coherence of purpose which is essentially theological, with a marked interest in a Jewish point of view. The conclusion is that Bezan is the earlier of the two texts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826462121
(234mm x 156mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Sheffield Academic Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 26-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The third volume in the four-volume commentary on the "Book of Acts", this work presents a fresh look at the text of "Codex Bezae" and compares its message with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text of which Codex Vaticanus is taken as a representative.
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Author Biography - Jenny Read-Heimerdinger
Jenny Read-Heimerdinger is a Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK as well as teaching in universities worldwide as a Visiting Lecturer.
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