By Alec Gilmore
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An American NT scholar, educated at Duke University, who researched documents in the John Rylands Library, Manchester* relating to The Twentieth Century New Testament*, 1902, and published his findings in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, September 1955. Clarke, Samuel (1675-1729). One of a number of scholars who in 1701 produced a paraphrase* with bracketed explanatory material into the text of the AV*. Clay. Possibly the earliest form of writing materials* and used by the Sumerians in Mesopotamia.
Some scholars date it to c. 1200 BCE. The text contained over 100 characters which suggests that each character represented a syllable rather than a letter. Byzantine Text. , associated with Byzantium*, sometimes called koine Greek*, and the basis for many early translations of the NT into English, including Erasmus* whose text later became the Textus Receptus*. , which suffered from frequent revisions from the fourth to the eighth centuries and from corruptions* with years of copying. An elegant text which reads well and the one that dominated the whole church throughout the Byzantine empire.
Responsible for the Codex Amiatinus* and for presenting it to Pope Gregory II, 716, though he was unable to do so himself because he died on the way to Rome. Coggan, Frederick Donald (1909-). Archbishop of Canterbury, appointed Vice-President of the United Bible Societies*, 1956, and President, 1957. Chairman of the Joint Committee for the NEB*, 1968, in succession to Alwyn PT. Williams*, and for the REB*, 1989. , a young German scholar, Tischendorf, found himself staying at St Catharine's Monastery* at the foot of Mt Sinai.
A Dictionary of the English Bible and its Origins by Alec Gilmore