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By Alan Mugridge

it really is commonly believed that the early Christians copied their texts themselves and not using a good deal of workmanship, and that a few copyists brought alterations to help their theological ideals. during this quantity, even though, Alan Mugridge examines the entire extant Greek papyri bearing Christian literature as much as the top of the 4th century, in addition to numerous comparative teams of papyri, and concludes that, regularly, Christian texts, like such a lot literary texts within the Roman international, have been copied by means of expert scribes. expert Christian scribes most likely turned extra universal after the time of Constantine, yet this learn means that within the early centuries the copyists of Christian texts in Greek have been usually informed scribes, Christian or now not, who reproduced these texts as a part of their exchange and, whereas they made blunders, copied them as effectively as the other texts they have been referred to as upon to copy.

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