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Bibil Identifier bibil:247507
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Numerals in Early Greek New Testament Manuscripts
Title (English, ) Text-Critical, Scribal, and Theological Studies
Author Cole, Zachary J.
Series New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents (Volume: 53)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 73/53
Place 225.08
Publishing house Brill
Place Leiden / Boston
ISBN 978-90-04-34374-0
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiii Pages
269 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract In Numerals in Early Greek New Testament Manuscripts, Zachary J. Cole provides the first in-depth examination of the seemingly obscure, yet important topic: how early Christian scribes wrote numbers and why. While scholars have long been aware that Christian scribes occasionally used numerical abbreviations in their books, few have been able to make much sense of it.
This detailed analysis of numerals in manuscripts up through the fifth century CE uncovers a wealth of palaeographical and codicological data. Among other findings, Zachary J. Cole shows that some numerals can function as “visual links” between witnesses, that numbers sometimes—though rarely—functioned like nomina sacra, and that Christians uniquely adapted their numbering system to suit the needs of public reading.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : New Testament : Textual Criticism : Greek Texts : Manuscripts
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