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The earliest Christian artifacts

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Much attention has been paid to the words of the earliest Christian canonical and extracanonical texts, yet Larry Hurtado points out that an even more telling story is being overlooked -- the story of the physical texts themselves. Widely recognized for his outstanding scholarship, Hurtado combines his comprehensive knowledge of Christian origins with an archivist's eye to make sense of these earliest objects of the faith. He introduces readers to the staurogram, possibly the first representation of the cross, the nomina sacra, a textual abbreviation system, and the puzzling Christian preference for book-like texts over scrolls. Drawing on studies by papyrologists and palaeographers as well as New Testament scholars -- and including photographic plates of selected manuscripts -- The Earliest Christian Artifacts astutely introduces the distinctive physical features of early Christian manuscripts, illustrating their relevance for wider inquiry into the complex origins of Christianity.

The following sections will help with your research:
Contents (pp vii)
List of abbreviations (pp xii)
Select Bibliography (pp 193)
Christian Literary Texts in Manuscripts of the Second & Third Centuries (pp 209)
Photographic Plates of Selected Manuscripts (pp 233)
Index of Authors (pp 243)
Index of Manuscripts (pp 24)

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Author(s):
Larry W. Hurtado
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23.5 x 15
Edition:
200
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780802828958
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans
Title:
The earliest Christian artifacts

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Much attention has been paid to the words of the earliest Christian canonical and extracanonical texts, yet Larry Hurtado points out that an even more telling story is being overlooked -- the story of the physical texts themselves. Widely recognized for his outstanding scholarship, Hurtado combines his comprehensive knowledge of Christian origins with an archivist's eye to make sense of these earliest objects of the faith. He introduces readers to the staurogram, possibly the first representation of the cross, the nomina sacra, a textual abbreviation system, and the puzzling Christian preference for book-like texts over scrolls. Drawing on studies by papyrologists and palaeographers as well as New Testament scholars -- and including photographic plates of selected manuscripts -- The Earliest Christian Artifacts astutely introduces the distinctive physical features of early Christian manuscripts, illustrating their relevance for wider inquiry into the complex origins of Christianity.

The following sections will help with your research:
Contents (pp vii)
List of abbreviations (pp xii)
Select Bibliography (pp 193)
Christian Literary Texts in Manuscripts of the Second & Third Centuries (pp 209)
Photographic Plates of Selected Manuscripts (pp 233)
Index of Authors (pp 243)
Index of Manuscripts (pp 24)

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
Larry W. Hurtado
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15
Edition:
200
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780802828958
Number of pages:
248
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans
Title:
The earliest Christian artifacts

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