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By Alec Gilmore

This Dictionary is designed to extend expertise of Bible origins, introduce readers to the range of types and manuscripts that lie at the back of the normal English translation(s). It additionally presents, in alphabetical order, 'student notes' on texts, models, manuscripts, individuals, locations and terminology, overlaying the origins of the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the English Bible, together with fresh translations. more often than not, this ebook will facilitate a extra clever knowing of the Bible between lay humans by way of elimination many of the mystique and prejudices linked to it. Entries are authentic, now not evaluative, and mirror modern biblical scholarship. it is a convenient reference device for a person in any respect drawn to the Bible.

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925 CE. A good example (perhaps the earliest) of a complete Hebrew text, containing all 24 books, with the Ben Asher* system of vocalization*, complete with masoretic notes, and preserved by the Jewish community in Aleppo. Used for many years as a standard text in the correction of books because of its connection with Ben Asher. Wrongly thought to have been destroyed by fire in 1948. Three-quarters of it has been preserved, though not the A Dictionary of the English Bible and its Origins Torah*.

See Tischendorf and Codex Sinaiticus, p. 28, Psalms 106-138, Hebrews 9-14, the Pastoral Epistles, Philemon and Revelation, but includes Baruch, Epistle of Jeremiah, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus, Judith and Tobit. One of the earliest examples of Greek mss. to break up the text into paragraphs. NT text is Alexandrian*. L. Hug*. After the fall of Napoleon it was returned to the Vatican, where a somewhat unsatisfactory edition was published in 1857. NT text was not published until after Codex Alexandrinus* and Codex Sinaiticus*.

Bowyer, Jr, William (1699-1777). The third generation in a long line of London printers who, besides printing, often contributed learned prefaces and annotations to the work he handled. After his father had printed editions of the Textus Receptus* from 1715-60 Bowyer produced his own critical edition* in 1763, based on Wettstein* but introducing readings supported by better mss. and adding nearly 200 pages of conjectural emendations* on the NT. Book Order. In English Bibles no definitive order emerged until the invention of printing in the fifteenth century.

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