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Minor Western Versions

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/9780198261704.003.0010
Minor Western Versions

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This chapter discusses the introduction of Christianity into Britain and the translation of the New Testament there. The minor Western versions of the New Testament considered in this chapter are the Anglo-Saxon, certain Old High German, and the Old Saxon versions. The oldest extant New Testament material in Anglo Saxon is in the form of interlinear glosses to a Latin text, one of the most noteworthy is the famous Lindisfarne Gospels. This chapter also lists all the known Anglo-Saxon manuscripts of the Gospels. It also describes the characteristics and textual affinities of the Anglo-Saxon version of the New Testament.

Keywords: minor Western versions; New Testament; Anglo Saxon; Christianity; Britain; Latin; Lindisfarne Gospels

Chapter.  7409 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies ; Early Christianity

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