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The Gothic Version

BRUCE M. METZGER

in The Early Versions of the New Testament

Published in print October 1977 | ISBN: 9780198261704
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682209 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261704.003.0008
The Gothic Version

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The Gothic version of the New Testament is the earliest surviving literary monument in a Teutonic language. This chapter discusses the introduction of Christianity among the Goths and the translation of the New Testament. It describes the characteristic of the Gothic version and lists all the extant manuscripts and fragments of the New Testament. It also examines the textual affinities of the Gothic version and the limitations of Gothic in representing Greek.

Keywords: Gothic version; New Testament; Teutonic language; Christianity; Goths; Greek

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Subjects: Biblical Studies ; Early Christianity

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