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Manuscripts of the Greek Bible : an introduction to Greek palaeography / by Bruce M. Metzger.

New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
ISBN 0195029240, 9780195029246

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Subjects Bibel.
Bible -- Manuscripts, Greek -- Facsimiles.
Bible -- Manuscripts, Greek.
Bible -- Manuscrits grecs -- Facsimilés.
Bible -- Manuscrits grecs.
Grec biblique.
Greek language, Biblical.
Griechische Schrift.
Manuscripts, Greek.
Paleography, Greek.
Paléographie grecque.
Description ix, 150 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143) and index.
Summary After a thorough survey of the fundamentals of Greek palaeograpy, the author discusses many of the distinctive features of biblical manuscripts, such as musical neumes, lectionaries, glosses, commentaries and illuminations.
Contents I. Definition and summary of research -- Definition -- The beginnings of palaeography -- Modern tools for palaeographic research -- II. The Greek alphabet -- The origins of the Greek alphabet -- Greek numerals -- Offshoots of the Greek alphabet -- III. The pronunciation of Greek -- The sounds of Greek letters -- Accent, oral and written -- IV. The making of ancient books -- The materials of ancient books -- The format of ancient books -- Pen, ink, and other writing materials -- Palimpsests -- V. The transcribing of Greek manuscripts -- Scribes and their work -- Styles of Greek handwriting -- Uncial handwriting -- Minuscule handwriting -- Abbreviations and symbols -- Scriptio continua -- Punctuation -- VI. Special features of biblical manuscripts -- The Tetragrammaton -- Nomina Sacra -- Hexaplaric signs -- Stichometry and colometry -- Superscriptions and subscriptions -- Chapter divisions and headings -- The Eusebian canon tables -- The Euthalian apparatus -- Hypotheses -- Lectionary equipment -- Neumes -- Miniatures -- Glosses, lexica, onomastica, and commentaries -- Appendices: -- How to estimate the date of a Greek manuscript -- How to collate a Greek manuscript -- Statistics relating to the manuscripts of the Greek New Testament.
Genre Facsimiles.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6943206
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WorldCat Identities Metzger, Bruce M. 1914-2007.
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