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A New Reconstruction of the Text of 2 Corinthians in Pelagius' Commentary on the Pauline Epistles


A new reconstruction of Pelagius's biblical text of 2 Corinthians. It shows how Pelagius's commentary assists us in choosing between variant readings and assessing manuscript reliability. From this new reconstruction, it is now apparent that Pelagius had access to the Vulgate already in the early 5th century.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0706-9
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Texts and Studies 17
Publication Date: May 10,2018
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 157
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0706-9
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What sort of Latin biblical text did Pelagius have when he wrote his commentary on the Pauline Epistles? Did he use an Old Latin text, a Vulgate text, or some combination of the two? Of the manuscripts that pass down Pelagius’s commentary, some have a strong Vulgate character while others are closer to the Old Latin. Is there any way to decide between the variant readings in the different manuscripts? Pelagius’s comments provide us with such an opportunity. By examining the language used in his comments, it becomes evident that Pelagius used a Vulgate text. This confirms the notion that the Vulgate for the Pauline Epistles existed by the early 5th century.

What sort of Latin biblical text did Pelagius have when he wrote his commentary on the Pauline Epistles? Did he use an Old Latin text, a Vulgate text, or some combination of the two? Of the manuscripts that pass down Pelagius’s commentary, some have a strong Vulgate character while others are closer to the Old Latin. Is there any way to decide between the variant readings in the different manuscripts? Pelagius’s comments provide us with such an opportunity. By examining the language used in his comments, it becomes evident that Pelagius used a Vulgate text. This confirms the notion that the Vulgate for the Pauline Epistles existed by the early 5th century.

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Contributor Biography

Wilbert Stelzer

Wilbert Stelzer grew up on Long Island, New York. He received his B.A. at Concordia University Chicago and his M.A. and Ph. D. at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He teaches theology and apologetics at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, Nevada where he currently resides with wife Maria and children Leah, Louis and Lonnie.

Table of Contents (v)
Preface (vii)
List of Tables (ix)
List of Manuscripts used in the Tables (xi)
Chapter One. Background and Prior Scholarship on Pelagius’s Commentary (1)
   Introduction (1)
   History of the Commentary (2)
   The Witnesses to the Commentary (5)
      Souter (9)
      Frede (15)
      Tinnefeld & Nellessen (18)
      De Bruyn (20)
Chapter Two. Methods for Restoring the Biblical Text of 2 Corinthians (23)
   Use of the Comments (24)
   The Comments Support A and B (29)
   The Comments Support A Over B When They Disagree (31)
   The Comments Support H1V (37)
   Use of the Quotations Outside 2 Corinthians (40)
   Use of the Manuscripts (42)
   Conclusions (65)
Chapter Three. Reconstructing Pelagius’s Biblical Text of 2 Corinthians (69)
   AH1V & BH1V (69)
   Case by Case (81)
Chapter Four. Pelagius’s Biblical Text of 2 Corinthians (97)
   Chapter 1 (99)
   Chapter 2 (100)
   Chapter 3 (101)
   Chapter 4 (102)
   Chapter 5 (104)
   Chapter 6 (105)
   Chapter 7 (106)
   Chapter 8 (107)
   Chapter 9 (108)
   Chapter 10 (110)
   Chapter 11 (111)
   Chapter 12 (112)
   Chapter 13 (114)
Chapter Five. Pelagius’s Relationship to the Vulgate (117)
   History of the Vulgate and Questions Concerning its Origin (117)
   Does Pelagius’s Biblical Text Stand Closer to the Vulgate or Old Latin? (120)
   Vulgate with Old Latin Intrusions or Old Latin? (131)
Chapter Six. Summary and Conclusion (137)
Bibliography (139)

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