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Ancient Versions of the Bible
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Translations of the Old and New Testaments into Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Greek, and other languages. The word “versions” also describes groups of manuscripts that are similar in variants and form. The ancient versions of the Bible demonstrate the dissemination and history of the biblical texts, especially in the early Christian era.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Bible, Ancient Versions of the
Bible, Ancient Versions of the Translations of the Old and New Testaments into Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Greek, and other languages. The word “versions” also describes groups of manuscripts that are similar in variants and form. The ancient versions of the Bible demonstrate the dissemination and history
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bible, Versions of the (Ancient)
BIBLE*, VERSIONS OF THE (Ancient) To get a picture of how the Bible has come to different peoples in the world, spread out a map of the eastern hemisphere and imagine Palestine as the center of a pool. Think of God’s revelation of himself through the prophets, the Christ, and the apostles as a pebble
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Versions, Ancient and Medieval
VERSIONS, ANCIENT AND MEDIEVALIntroductionThe present-day text of the Bible manifests the various alterations and corruptions resulting from the vicissitudes of many centuries of transmission. Consequently, early translations of the Bible assist in reconstructing an older text of the OT and NT, or
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Versions Ancient of the Old and New Testaments
Versions, Ancient, of the Old and New Testaments. In treating of the ancient versions that have come down to us, in whole or in part, they will be described in the alphabetical order of the languages.Æthiopic Version.—Christianity was introduced into Æthiopia in the fourth century, through the labors
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Versions of the Bible, Ancient
versions of the Bible, ancient. The earliest and most important translation of the Hebrew OT was into the Greek language and is known as the Septuagint, although this imprecise name is often used to cover a variety of Greek versions. Also of great value for biblical studies are various translations into
Versions of the Bible, Medieval and Modern
versions of the Bible, medieval and modern. This article surveys translations of the Bible into languages other than English. See also versions of the Bible, English. I Early medieval versions II Late medieval versions III The Reformation IV From the 17th cent. to the present