publication . Article . 2008

Augustine's Adoption of the Vulgate Gospels

H.A.G. Houghton;
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  • Published: 06 Jun 2008 Journal: New Testament Studies, volume 54, pages 450-464 (issn: 0028-6885, eissn: 1469-8145, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (CUP)
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:p>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.</jats:p>
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free text keywords: Religious studies, History, BR Christianity, PA Classical philology, BS The Bible, Gospel, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Old Latin, Literature, business.industry, business
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