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By Alec Gilmore

ISBN-10: 1841270687

ISBN-13: 9781841270685

This Dictionary is designed to extend wisdom of Bible origins, introduce readers to the range of types and manuscripts that lie at the back of the universal English translation(s). It additionally offers, in alphabetical order, 'student notes' on texts, models, manuscripts, individuals, locations and terminology, protecting the origins of the Hebrew Bible, the hot testomony and the English Bible, together with fresh translations. regularly, this publication will facilitate a extra clever realizing of the Bible between lay humans by means of removal many of the mystique and prejudices linked to it. Entries are genuine, now not evaluative, and replicate modern biblical scholarship. this can be a convenient reference software for someone in any respect attracted to the Bible.

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In the case of the NT the crucial test was orthodoxy, faithful witness to the apostolic faith, and being untainted by the heresies of the first and second centuries. After that, four other factors played a part though they were not of equal status and the weight of authority varied according to churches and their leaders: The authority of Jesus. Books which were clearly related to his life and teaching were more likely to be acceptable. Apostolicity. Not necessarily apostolic authorship but ideally some connection with an apostle.

A compromise, a dignified and 'safe' version for public reading, in scholarship an improvement on the Great Bible, less radical than the Geneva Bible but willing to learn from it. Work began in 1561 with a proposal for revising the Great Bible, submitted by Parker to the bishops of his Province. The revisers (mainly bishops) were only to alter the Great Bible where the original texts showed it to be inaccurate and were to check the Hebrew mss. by reference to the early Latin translations. 'Bitter' notes and controversial matters were to be omitted.

The other, 31 less widely used and with only Isaiah completed, is the Hebrew University Bible Project*. The first two editions of Biblia hebraica (1905 and 1912), based on the second Rabbinic Bibles*, 1525, were superseded by the third edition (1929-37) edited by Rudolf Kittel (widely known as BHK), based on Codex Leningrad* (L) as providing the earliest complete codex of the Hebrew Bible. Editions since 1951 and Biblia hebraica stuttgartensia, 1977, edited by K Elliger and W Rudolph (known as BHS), contain details from the DSS* for some books, but an edition incorporating all significant readings from Qumran is not yet available.

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