The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae Comparison with the Alexandrian Tradition

by Josep Rius-Camps, Jenny Read-Heimerdinger

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae Comparison with the Alexandrian Tradition Synopsis

A comparison of the message of Acts transmitted by Codez Bezae with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text, represented by Codex Vaticanus. For each section of Acts, there is a side by side translation of the Bezan and Alexandrian manuscripts, followed by a critical apparatus and, finally, a commentary that explores the differences in the message of the two texts. It is concluded that the Bezan text, with its interest in internal Jewish affairs and its focus on the struggles of the early disciples to free themselves from their traditional Jewish expectations and to achieve, despite their mistakes, a more accurate understanding of their master's teaching, is the earlier of the two texts. LNTS 302

The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae Comparison with the Alexandrian Tradition Press Reviews

The problem is that we already know the text, have done for years, and are almost bored with it: it is genuinely difficult to study the Bible. In sych a context, this commentary has proved the most exciting help I have encountered for some time. --Sanford Lakoff Another distinctive and significant contribution to the study of Acts... vigorous, insightful and readable, this growing work grows also in stature. May Volume 3 come quickly. Peter Doble JSNTS Booklist, 2007--Sanford Lakoff The authors present their stimulating and provocative case with undeniable learning, erudition, skill, insight, and patience. One need not accept either their perspective or their conclusions to enjoy, appreciate, and learn from their close (and often intertextual) reading of Acts. Michael W. Holmes, Religious Studies Review, Vol. 33 No. 4, October 2007--Sanford Lakoff

Book Information

ISBN: 9780567040121
Publication date: 20th April 2006
Author: Josep Rius-Camps, Jenny Read-Heimerdinger
Publisher: T.& T.Clark Ltd an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
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About Josep Rius-Camps, Jenny Read-Heimerdinger

Josep Rius-Camps is Priest of the Diocese of Barcelona and Lecturer at the Facultat de Teologia in Barcelona. Jenny Read-Heimerdinger is a part-time lecturer in Greek at the University of Wales, Bangor.

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