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The Sense of Quoting: A Semiotic Case Study of Biblical Quotations.

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The Sense of Quoting: A Semiotic Case Study of Biblical Quotations

David W. Odell-Scott

BRILL

2018

88 pages

$81.00

Biblical Interpretation

BS500

The neutral continuous script of ancient manuscripts of the Greek New Testament--with no punctuation and no spacing--provided readers discretionary authority to determine and assess the status of phrases as they articulated a cohesive and coherent reading of the script, argues Odell-Scott, and the variety of reading renditions--each differently scored with punctuation--supported the production of quotations. He finds that these cultivated and harvested quotes, while useful for authorizing sectarian discourses, rarely convey the sense of the phrase in the continuous script. He focuses on Augustine's labors in punctuating the scriptures to produce plainer quotable passages in support of the rule of faith, particularly 1 Corinthians 7:1b on male celibacy. To quote, he concludes, is often to misquote. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:Feb 1, 2018
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