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Bibil Identifier bibil:239463
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Constantine Tischendorf
Title (English, ) The Life and Work of a 19th Century Bible Hunter
Title (English, ) Including Constantine Tischendorf's When Were Our Gospels Written?
Author Porter, Stanley E.
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 22482
Place 22.022
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-567-65801-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages x Pages
190 Pages
height in cm 22
Genre Original
Abstract Constantin von Tischendorf was a pioneer. He existed in an age when biblical studies as we know it was being formed, when the quest for forgotten manuscripts and lost treasures was being undertaken with no less zeal and intrigue than it is today. It was Tischendorf who found, and preserved, the oldest extant version of the complete bible that we know of, the so-called Codex Sinaiticus, which he discovered in poor condition at St Catherine's Monastery at the foot of Mount Sinai, in 1846.
With the discovery of the Codex Tischendorf, and others, was to take the study of biblical texts further than ever before, through linguistic methods, and attention to the most ancient sources available. In many ways Tischendorf was a father figure of the modern Historical Critical Method.
In this short biography, Stanley E. Porter, himself one of the most respected scholars of the New Testament and Koine Greek currently writing, gives a portrait of Tischendorf's life and work, together with an annotated republication of Tischendorf's influential work on the Gospels.
Published to celebrate Tischendorf's bicentenary, in 2015, this volume will be a must for those seeking to understand how the study of biblical manuscripts began, and to understand the man who discovered the oldest version of the bible as we know it.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 19th century : Tischendorf, Constantin
Genres Modern Translation
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