Season 1: Episode 17
Ancient Manuscripts—The Bible Before It Was the Bible
Date Aired: 03/17/2023
The modern Bible on your bookshelf is the product of centuries of human engagement with really (really!) old texts. Some of the oldest Greek manuscripts of individual books of the New Testament contain “scribbles” in the margins—commentaries, corrections and the occasional doodle. Garrick Allen is fascinated by these“paratexts,”all of the extra stuff in manuscripts that show how ancient readers have shaped the scriptures we have today. We’re thrilled to have Garrick as our special guest for this installment of Biblical Time Machine.
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