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The Resource God's library : the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts, Brent Nongbri

God's library : the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts, Brent Nongbri

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God's library : the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts
Title
God's library
Title remainder
the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts
Statement of responsibility
Brent Nongbri
Title variation
Gods library
Title variation remainder
the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this bold and groundbreaking book, Brent Nongbri provides an up-to-date introduction to the major collections of early Christian manuscripts and demonstrates that much of what we thought we knew about these books and fragments is mistaken. While biblical scholars have expended much effort in their study of the texts contained within our earliest Christian manuscripts, there has been a surprising lack of interest in thinking about these books as material objects with individual, unique histories. We have too often ignored the ways that the antiquities market obscures our knowledge of the origins of these manuscripts. Through painstaking archival research and detailed studies of our most important collections of early Christian manuscripts, Nongbri vividly shows how the earliest Christian books are more than just carriers of texts or samples of handwriting. They are three-dimensional archaeological artifacts with fascinating stories to tell, if we're willing to listen"--Jacket
Summary
In this bold and groundbreaking book, Brent Nongbri provides an up-to-date introduction to the major collections of early Christian manuscripts and demonstrates that much of what we thought we knew about these books and fragments is mistaken. While biblical scholars have expended much effort in their study of the texts contained within our earliest Christian manuscripts, there has been a surprising lack of interest in thinking about these books as material objects with individual, unique histories. We have too often ignored the ways that the antiquities market obscures our knowledge of the origins of these manuscripts
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10691909
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YDX
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1977-
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Nongbri, Brent
Dewey number
  • 091
  • 230
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Z105
  • BR62
LC item number
  • .N66 2018
  • .N664 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Christian literature, Early
  • Manuscripts, Greek (Papyri)
  • Christianity
  • Christianity
Target audience
adult
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the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts
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God's library : the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts, Brent Nongbri
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-383) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Reintroducing the earliest Christian manuscripts -- The early Christian book -- The dating game -- Finding early Christian books in Egypt -- A discovery "which threw all others in the shade": the Beatty Biblical papyri -- An elusive collection: the Bodmer papyri -- Excavating Christian litter and literature at Oxyrhynchus -- Fabricating a second-century codex of the four gospels -- Epilogue: The future of ancient Christian books -- Appendix: Christian books from Oxyrhynchus
Control code
on1024152396
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 403 pages
Isbn
9780300215410
Lccn
2017963318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1024152396
Label
God's library : the archaeology of the earliest Christian manuscripts, Brent Nongbri
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-383) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Reintroducing the earliest Christian manuscripts -- The early Christian book -- The dating game -- Finding early Christian books in Egypt -- A discovery "which threw all others in the shade": the Beatty Biblical papyri -- An elusive collection: the Bodmer papyri -- Excavating Christian litter and literature at Oxyrhynchus -- Fabricating a second-century codex of the four gospels -- Epilogue: The future of ancient Christian books -- Appendix: Christian books from Oxyrhynchus
Control code
on1024152396
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 403 pages
Isbn
9780300215410
Lccn
2017963318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1024152396

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