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Bibil Identifier bibil:205957
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Hermeneutical Significance of Chapter Divisions in Ancient Gospel Manuscripts
Author Edwards, James R.
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 56, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 413-426 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The study commences with the five major ways of dividing the gospels in Christian history, after which the focus falls on the hermeneutical significance of the Old Greek Divisions. The most defining characteristic of the Divisions is their tendency to demarcate chapters on the basis of the miracles and parables of Jesus. In lieu of miracles or parables, major units of Jesus' teaching also determine Old Greek Divisions. The Synoptic passion narratives, and particularly Matthew's, display the greatest precision and organization among the Divisions. Titles of divisions aided in locating specific passages, identified corresponding material in the gospels by the same title, and when read or memorized in sequence offered an overview of the gospel narratives.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Miracles
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Miracle Story
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Parable
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Passion
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