The Message of Acts in Codex Bezae: A Comparison with the Alexandrian Tradition, Volume 1

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A&C Black, Apr 27, 2004 - Religion - 392 pages
This book is a comparison of the message of Acts transmitted by Codex Bezae with that of the more familiar Alexandrian text, represented by Codex Vaticanus. For each section of Acts, there is a side by side translation of the Bezan and Alexandrian manuscripts, followed by a critical apparatus and, finally, a commentary that explores the differences in the message of the two texts. It is concluded that the Bezan text, with its interest in internal Jewish affairs and its focus on the struggles of the early disciples to free themselves from their traditional Jewish expectations and to achieve, despite their mistakes, a more accurate understanding of their master's teaching, is the earlier of the two texts.
 

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Contents

114
45
1 1526
107
2 147
140
Manifestation of the Spirit
152
Peters TwoPart Response and its Outcome
165
The First Summary The Way of Life of
193
3 M 35
202
Peters Speech in Solomons Porch
217
First and Second Summaries
287
The Testimony of the Apostles
314
The Jealousy of the High Priest
325
Preparations for the Sanhedrin Meeting
331
The Sanhedrin Meeting
337
Gamaliels Intervention
345
The Liberation of the Apostles
355
Bibliography
366

The Meeting of the Sanhedrin
244
The Release of the JesusBelieving Community
267

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About the author (2004)

Jenny Read-Heimerdinger is a Research Fellow at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK as well as teaching in universities worldwide as a Visiting Lecturer.

Josep Rius-Camps is a Priest of the Diocese of Barcelona and is Emeritus Professor and a Research Fellow at the Facultat de Teologia de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.