Ancient Versions of the Bible

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Introduction to the Ancient Versions of the Bible

Recommended for purchase:
Bruce M. Metzger – Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission and Limitations (Oxford University, 1977)ancient versions of the bible.

Early Eastern Versions of the New Testament
    1. Syriac Versions – Introduction #1 |
      1. Tatian’s Diatessaron – Wikipedia | Introduction | English translation of Arabic ms. | The Earliest Life of Christ: The Diatessaron of Tatian by J. Hamlyn Hill (Gorgias, 2001).
      2. Old Syriac – Brief Introduction | Longer Introduction | F. C. Burkitt – Evangelion da-Mepharreshe: The Curetonian Syriac Gospels (Cambridge University, 1904) – Vol. 1: TextVol. 2: Introduction and Notes
      3. Peshitta Syriac – Brief Introduction | Longer Introduction | MSS of this version | Peshitta OT | Problems with Peshitta Primacy | Murdock’s translation (8th ed., 1905)
      4. Philoxenian Syriac – Brief Introduction | Longer Introduction
      5. Harclean Syriac – Brief Introduction | Longer Introduction
      6. Palestinian Syriac – Brief Introduction | Longer Introduction
      7. Limitations of Syriac in representing Greek
    2. Coptic Versions – Introduction | Coptic Dictionary
      1. Sahidic Coptic – Introduction
      2. Achmimic Coptic – Introduction
      3. Sub-Achmimic Coptic – Notice of Gospel of John in this dialect
      4. Middle-Egyptian Coptic
      5. Fayyumic Coptic – Introduction
      6. Bohairic Coptic – Introduction | Bohairic-English Dictionary
      7. Limitations of Coptic (Sahidic) in representing Greek
    3. Armenian Version
      1. Introduction
      2. Limitations of Armenian in representing Greek
    4. Georgian Version
      1. Introduction
      2. Revised Georgian
      3. Limitations of Georgian in representing Greek
    5. Ethiopic version
      1. Introduction
      2. Limitations of Ethiopic in representing Greek
    6. Minor Eastern versions
      1. Arabic Versions – Introduction
      2. Nubian version – Introduction
      3. Persian version – Introduction
      4. Sogdian version – Introduction
      5. Caucasian Albanian version – Introduction
Early Western Versions of the New Testament
    1. Latin versions – Introduction
      1. Old Latin versions – Introduction
      2. Vulgate – Introduction | Purchase: Scholarly ed. | Biblia Sacra Vulgata – text for online reading (Latin only) | Engl. transla. (Douay-Rheims, 1899 Challoner revision) |
      3. Limitations of Latin in representing Greek
    2. Gothic version
      1. Introduction
      2. Limitations of Gothic in representing Greek
    3. Old Church Slavonic version
      1. Introduction
      2. Limitations of the Old Church Slavonic in representing Greek
    4. Minor Western versions
      1. Anglo-Saxon Versions – Introduction
      2. Old High German version – Introduction
      3. Old Saxon (Old Low German) version – Introduction

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