By James Carleton Paget,Joachim Schaper

fresh years have witnessed major discoveries of texts and artefacts correct to the examine of the previous and New Testaments and memorable shifts in scholarly equipment of research. the current quantity mirrors the expanding specialization of previous testomony experiences, together with the Hebrew and Greek Bibles, and displays wealthy learn job that has opened up over the past 4 a long time in Pentateuch conception, Septuagint scholarship, Qumran stories and early Jewish exegesis of biblical texts. the second one half the quantity discusses the interval working from the recent testomony to six hundred, together with chapters at the Coptic, Syriac and Latin bibles, the 'Gnostic' use of the scriptures, pagan engagement with the Bible, using the Bible in Christian councils and in renowned and non-literary tradition. a desirable in-depth account of the reception of the Bible within the earliest interval of its history.

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