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Bibil Identifier bibil:201807
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) The Greek Bible among Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages: The Evidence of Codex Ambrosianus
Author Boyd-Taylor, Cameron
Congress volume XIII Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 29-39 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract It has long been suspected that marginalia written in a cursive script in the fifth-century uncial manuscript Codex Ambrosianus were drawn from Jewish sources. What has never been entirely clear is the provenance of these readings. In his seminal paper of 1924, "Échos du judéo-hellénisme (études sur l'influence de la Septante et d'Aquila sur les versions néo-grecques des Juifs)", David S. Blondheim located them in an ongoing tradition of Jewish biblical translation extending through the Middle Ages, a position reitereateed by both John William Wevers and Natalio Fernández Marcos. Evidence in support of Blondheim's hypothesis has recently come to light through the analysis of Greek glosses in Hebrew characters found in medieval Jewish texts, material that is being gathered together by the Greek Bible in Byzantine Judaism project in Cambridge (GBBJ). Drawing upon the GBBJ corpus, I will argue the case for viewing the marginalia of Ambrosianus against the background of Jewish Greek translations circulating in the Byzantine period. It is likely that Ambrosianus is a repository of various sources, both ancient and medieval, Jewish and Christian. As such, it challenges certain assumptions, both about the Jewish reception of Greek scriptural versions, and about the degree of contact between Jewish and Christian tradition in the early Middle Ages.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Manuscripts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Text : Ancient Recensions and Versions : Greek Versions
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