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Bibil Identifier bibil:227045
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Evangelium Nicodemi before Print: Towards a New Edition
Author Izydorczyk, Zbigniew
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 23)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 99-116 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The apocryphal Evangelium Nicodemi, a Latin translation of the Greek Acts of Pilate, is richly attested in over 450 extant medieval manuscripts. A partial collation and a statistical analysis of the variance data have revealed the existence of three major textual forms of the Evangelium and of several lesser, often hybridized sub-forms. The Latin apocryphon must have been subject to horizontal transmission, to corrections against later forms of its Greek source, and to deliberate expansion of its textual scope. Rather than pursuing the elusive and, ultimately, hypothetical Ur-text, a new edition of the Evangelium Nicodemi should attempt to capture its textually diverse and dynamic nature by representing its key textual performances, the ones that most profoundly influenced medieval and post-medieval culture. This would be the first step towards accommodating the medieval condition of the apocryphon, with its susceptibility to - and perhaps even encouragement of - textual variance, and a step away from restraining that variance with assumptions born in the age of print.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.103241
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to New Testament Characters or Events : Ministry and Passion : Pilate : Gospel of Nicodemus / Acts of Pilate
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Latin (Language)
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