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Manuscripts of the Greek Bible : an introduction to Greek palaeography

Author: Bruce M Metzger
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
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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.
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Genre/Form: Facsimiles
Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce M Metzger
ISBN: 0195029240 9780195029246
OCLC Number: 6943206
Description: ix, 150 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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.
Responsibility: by Bruce M. Metzger.
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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.

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