By Jan Krans

"Beyond what's Written" examines Erasmus' and Beza's a number of variations of the recent testomony and the mammoth physique of annotations which accompany those versions. This examine offers a brand new figuring out of the numerous conjectures at the New testomony textual content proposed by means of those well known students as a part of their New testomony tasks. thus, it not just elucidates their various techniques to New testomony textual feedback, but additionally clarifies the character and function of conjectural emendation in sixteenth-century scholarship. As a section of ancient examine, this research into conjectures within the paintings of Erasmus and Beza additionally contributes to the continued debate at the nature and job of textual feedback at the present time. The examine is a vital e-book for textual critics and exegetes of the recent testomony, in addition to for historians of the Renaissance and the Reformation.

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Secondly, I had undertaken in the work in question to translate the Greek manuscripts, not to correct them, and in fact in not a few places I prefer the Latin translation to the reading in the Greek. It would have been an impertinence on my part, however, to put myself forward as a translator and then to translate something other than the Greek manuscript had, especially when there was agreement among the manuscripts. It would have been more impertinent still if I had done this, since I placed the Greek side by side with the Latin.

245–248; 1516). 34 In the light of this, it is not exactly clear why Bentley states that “Erasmus did not realise all the implications of patristic quotations, nor the problems involved in using them” (Humanists, p. 144). Especially the latter may not be entirely correct: though it is true that Erasmus needed patristic evidence in order to be on surer ground in the many cases where the Greek and Latin differ, Erasmus did not use it naively, as we will see. Cf. EE 1858 (from 1527) ll. 170–175. 35 “Solent enim scribae citationes veterum ad hanc vulgatam aeditionem emendare” (in the 1535 addition to the annotation ‘Cogitationum accusantium’ on Rom 2:15; translation CWE 56, p.

Resp. ad annot. Ed. Lei, ASD IX–4, p. 332 l. 442 (on the Johannine Comma): “I only offer what I find in the Greek manuscripts” (“Nos tantum hoc dedimus, quod apud Graecos reperimus”). Cf. Apolog. resp. Iac. Lop. , ASD IX–2, p. 252 ll. 449–450 (again on the Johannine Comma): “Besides, we had not taken up the task of correcting the Greek manuscripts, but of rendering faithfully what would be in them” (“Porro nos non susceperamus negotium emendandi Grecos codices, sed quod in illis esset bona fide reddendi”).

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