Peculiarities in the Fragment

Geoffrey Mark Hahneman

in The Muratorian Fragment and the Development of the Canon

Published in print October 1992 | ISBN: 9780198263418
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682537 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

Peculiarities in the Fragment

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There are a number of peculiarities in the Muratorian Fragment which are often attributed to its barbarous Latin, omissions in the text, incorrect translation, poor transcription, or confusion on the part of the Fragmentist. In a number of these instances, however, the irregularity is removed with the supposition of a fourth-century Eastern origin for the Fragment. While none of these instances in itself is sufficient to demand redating of the Fragment, the cumulative effect is a substantial refutation of the traditional date, and corroborates the findings of the earlier chapters in favour of a later fourth-century date and an Eastern provenance.

Keywords: Latin; Muratorian Fragment; translation; transcription; Eastern provenance; fourth century

Chapter.  11829 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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