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By Alec Gilmore

This Dictionary is designed to extend information of Bible origins, introduce readers to the range of types and manuscripts that lie in the back of the established English translation(s). It additionally offers, in alphabetical order, 'student notes' on texts, types, manuscripts, individuals, areas and terminology, masking the origins of the Hebrew Bible, the recent testomony and the English Bible, together with fresh translations. quite often, this ebook will facilitate a extra clever realizing of the Bible between lay humans through elimination a number of the mystique and prejudices linked to it. Entries are genuine, now not evaluative, and mirror modern biblical scholarship. it is a convenient reference device for someone in any respect attracted to the Bible.

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Cairo, Egypt. Home of the Cairo Geniza* and of the Karaite Synagogue and the Codex Cairo*, whence came its name. Site for the discovery of an Old Syriac* ms. and the place where Charles L. Freer discovered the Washington Codex* and where Martin Bodmer purchased the Bodmer Papyri*. The only complete copy of the Coptic* translation of the Gospel of Thomas*, found at Nag Hammadi*, is in the Coptic Museum at Old Cairo. See also Old Cairo. Cairo Geniza. In 1890, in the course of renovating a geniza* in Cairo, some 200,000 ms.

First to provide a definite allusion to Hebrews and it is possible that he also knew James, Peter and Acts. 2 Clement (c. 160) has allusions to Romans, 1 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Hebrews, and possibly James and Peter, but neither 1 Clement nor 2 Clement suggest the existence at this time of a canon* of Scripture. Clermont, France. Site for the discovery of Codex Claromontanus*. Cochlaeus, Johannes (1479-1552). A vigorous enemy of Martin Luther and the movement to reform the church.

A Hebraist who was born in Bohemia and studied medicine in Vienna. Editor of Jewish Chronicle, 1854-69 and 1875-78. Translator of Jewish School and Family Bible*, 1861. 29 a translation of the OT, with Verkuyl as Editor-in-Chief, 1945-59, resulting in a similar translation, to give The Holy Bible: The Berkeley Version in Modern English, published in the USA and in London. Revised to become the Modern Language Bible, 1969*. Accurate and similar to the RSV* but more conservative, with copious footnotes to clarify the text, some of which approximate to moralizing observations.

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