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The Theological Tendency of Codex Bezae Cantebrigiensis in Acts

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Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

  • Date Published: October 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521020473

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  • Professor Epp's purpose in this investigation is to discover to what extent textual variants in the New Testament were caused by dogmatic interference with the text. Codex Bezae Cantabrigiensis, a late fifth-century manuscript of the Gospels and Acts, is the leading Greek representative of the so-called 'Western' text, and a natural starting point for an inquiry into theological bias behind the striking variants in that textual tradition. Professor Epp makes a detailed comparison between the 'Western' text and the 'Neutral' text of Acts, and discloses a strongly heightened anti-Judaic tendency in the Western text. He concludes that a theological motive for these variants can hardly be questioned, since the Western text of Acts is more consistent in delineating its particular viewpoint and more abundant in its evidence than could reasonably be expected of an aberrant textual tradition. This theological approach to textual criticism is not new, but it has been confined hitherto to isolated passages.

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    • Date Published: October 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521020473
    • length: 228 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 139 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.296kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Author's note
    Part I. Introduction to the Study of Theological Tendency in the 'Western' Text:
    1. The problem
    2. Some factors in the study of textual variants for dogmatic tendency
    Part II. Anti-Judaic Tendencies in Acts:
    3. The Jews and Jesus
    4. The Jews, Gentiles, and Christianity
    5. The Jews and the Apostles
    Part III. Conclusion: Bibliography
    Index of subjects
    Index of authors
    Index of passages
    Index of Greek words
    Index of Latin words.

  • Author

    Eldon Jay Epp, University of Southern California

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