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Augustine's Adoption of the Vulgate Gospels

By H.A.G. Houghton

Abstract

This paper examines Augustine's text of the Gospel according to John to trace the process by which he adopted Jerome's revision of the Gospels. An important feature is the distinction between ‘primary citations’ taken from a codex and ‘secondary citations’ likely to have been made from memory, which change affiliation at different rates. Augustine's progress from Old Latin to Vulgate text-types is illustrated by the comparison of selected passages with surviving manuscripts. Textual variants in these citations suggest that Augustine's biblical text has been transmitted accurately

Topics: BR Christianity, PA Classical philology, BS The Bible
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bham.ac.uk:196

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