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The Eusebian canon tables : ordering textual knowledge in late antiquity

Author: Matthew R Crawford
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"One of the books most central to late-antique religious life was the four-gospel codex, containing the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. A common feature in such manuscripts was a marginal cross-referencing system known as the Canon Tables. This reading aid was invented in the early fourth century by Eusebius of Caesarea and represented a milestone achievement both in the history of the book and in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Eusebius, of Caesarea Bishop of Caesarea
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew R Crawford
ISBN: 9780198802600 0198802609
OCLC Number: 1057374851
Description: xvii, 372 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Origins --
Eusebius' Canon Tables as a paratext for ordering textual knowledge --
The origins of scholarship on the fourfold Gospel: from Alexandria to Caesarea --
Reading the Gospels with the Eusebian Canon Tables --
Part 2: Receptions --
'The diversity of agreement among the four Evangelists': Augustine's usage of the Canon Table --
Canon Tables 2.0: The Peshitta version of the Eusebian apparatus --
Scholarly practices: the Eusebian Canon Tables in the Hiberno-Latin tradition --
Seeing the salvation of God: images as paratext in Armenian commentaries on the Eusebian Canon Tables --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1: A Translation of Eusebius' Letter to Carpianus --
Appendix 2: Eusebian Parallels in Augustine's De consensu evangelistarum --
Appendix 3: The Gospel Synopsis in Codex Climaci Rescriptus and its Possible Connection to Ammonius' Diatessaron-Gospel --
Appendix 4: Theophanes the Grammarian's Note about Canon Tables.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Responsibility: Matthew R. Crawford.

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This study investigates the origins and use of the Canon Tables apparatus, which was included in the four-gospel codex. This reading aid was invented in the early fourth century by Eusebius of  Read more...

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