[Milton-L] Milton and Greek texts of John's gospel
john.hale at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Sat Jan 9 16:48:05 EST 2010
This is another good question.
In our work on the De Doctrina, we are finding that besides using
Beza's Latin translation of the Greek New Testament, Milton may have
consulted Beza's commentary; these, or some of these, are printed out
around the Junius-Tremellius-Beza Latin version of the whole Bible.
I'm waiting eagerly for further enlightenment.
Quoting "Arnold, Margaret" <mjarnold at ku.edu>:
> Although I don't know the answer about the Greek New Testament, I
> note that Milton's Euripides was published by the Estienne family,
> Paulus, then in Geneva.
> Margaret A
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> Probably be Erasmus's text (the Textus Receptus of 1516). Seems
> like another Greek text was prepared and published not long after
> the Textus Receptus, but I don't recall offhand. Westcott and
> Hort's Introduction to the New Testament in the Original Greek is a
> very useful resource here. I've found this list online:
> <<Most notable among the many editors of Greek New Testaments in
> this period were Erasmus (5 editions: 1516, 1519, 1522, 1527, 1535),
> Robert Estienne a.k.a. Robertus Stephanus (4 editions: 1546, 1549,
> 1550, 1551), Theodore de Beza (9 editions between 1565 and 1604),
> and the Elzevirs (3 editions: 1624,1633,
> But it seems like there's another edition that was particularly
> important to English translations.
> Jim R
> From: Christopher Baker
> <Christopher.Baker at armstrong.edu<mailto:Christopher.Baker at armstrong.edu>>
> To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu<mailto:milton-l at lists.richmond.edu>
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> Subject: [Milton-L] Milton and Greek texts of John's gospel
> For a project on Milton's use in Paradise Lost of the Bread of Life
> discourse from John's gospel (6:22-59), I would appreciate knowing
> which Greek texts of John (apart from the Septuagint) Milton used or
> would likely have had access to. Sources for and/or discussions of
> this issue are welcome.
> Many thanks,
> Christopher Baker
> Armstrong Atlantic State University
> Savannah, GA
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