Guardians of Letters: Literacy, Power, and the Transmitters of Early Christian Literature
Who were the scribes that copied early Christian literature during the second and third centuries? What roles did they play in the reproduction and dissemination of these writings? To answer these questions, this study utilizes evidence from early Christian literature and the earliest Christian papyri--including their form, physical features, and textual characteristics.
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abbreviations Alexandria Ancient Literacy antiquity appears argued argument Atticus Bart D calligraphers Cambridge University Press Canon chapter Christian scriptoria church Cicero Codex Bezae codicological colophon Colwell context copied early Christian copying literary texts copying texts copyists corrections Cribiore Diatessaron discussion documentary earliest Christian papyri early Christian literature early Christian papyri early Christian texts Egypt Ehrman Epistles Epistles of Peter especially Eusebius example female scribes fourth century Furthermore Gospel Graeco-Roman Greek Greek Manuscripts Greek Papyri harmonizations Hermas History Irenaeus Jesus Jewish Jude Latin letters Library literary papyri Luke Marcion Melito Metzger nomina sacra original Orthodox Corruption Oxford Oxyrhynchus Pachomian Papyrus Bodmer parallel particularly passage Petaus Peter produced professional scribes Qumran readers Roman Roman Egypt Rome Royse scholars Scribal Habits scribes who copied scriptorium scripture second and third Skeat slaves social suggests Testament text transmission Textual Criticism theological third centuries Turner upper Egypt women words writing written