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By Hugh Houghton

what kind of Bible did Augustine have? How did he quote from it - and was once he actual? Do Augustine's biblical citations transmit readings now not present in any surviving manuscripts? This booklet is a part of an immense venture at the previous Latin models of the Gospel based on John, and makes use of Augustine as a test-case to envision the significance of the facts supplied by means of the Church Fathers for the textual content of the Gospels. The early background of the Latin Bible is reconstructed from
Augustine's reviews in his treatise De doctrina christiana (On Christian teaching). information are assembled from sermons, letters, and different writings to teach how Augustine and his contemporaries used the Bible within the liturgy of the Church, public debates, and in composing their very own works. Augustine's
own equipment of mentioning the Bible are analysed, and lines are pointed out that are attribute of citations made out of reminiscence instead of learn from a gospel codex. the second one a part of the e-book is a chronological survey of the biblical textual content in Augustine's works, exhibiting how he switched from utilizing the older models of the Gospel to the revised textual content of Jerome, which later turned referred to as the Vulgate. ultimately, a verse via verse statement is equipped on all of the major readings in
Augustine's textual content of John, assessing their importance for the background of the Latin Bible, and every now and then the Greek culture besides. information also are given of Augustine's exegesis of specific verses of the Gospel, making this an vital instruction manual for biblical students and church historians
alike.

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