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The Textual Tradition of the Gospel of John in Greek Gospel Lectionaries from the Middle Byzantine Period

Jordan, Christopher Robert Dennis (2010)
Ph.D. thesis, University of Birmingham.

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Abstract

It has been over 50 years since the last doctoral dissertation on the Gospel of John in the Greek lectionary tradition. The present dissertation on the pericopae of the Gospel of John in the Synaxarion section of the Greek Gospel lectionary hopes to ignite an interest in the lectionary tradition within the discipline of New Testament Textual Criticism. The pages of this dissertation are the groundwork for the lectionary phase of the International Greek New Testament Project and its major critical edition of John. During the Middle Byzantine period (8th-11th century) the Gospel lectionary emerges as a liturgical codex of the Byzantine Church. One hundred and twenty-six Greek Gospel lectionaries from this period are examined at forty-four carefully selected test passages in John. One places the manuscripts in their Byzantine context, studies the lectionary evidence as documents, highlights the textual and paratextual variation in the lectionary tradition, discusses genealogical issues, explores the method of lectionary construction, and investigates the relationship between the lectionary tradition and the continuous text manuscript tradition.

Type of Work:Ph.D. thesis.
Supervisor(s):Parker, David C
School/Faculty:Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
Department:Department of Theology and Religion
Subjects:BR Christianity
Institution:University of Birmingham
ID Code:578
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