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> In a message dated 03/26/2000 11:11:35 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
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> << What about Jewish Bibles (the OT)? When Augustine refers to "the books of
> the
>  Jews," I get a sense that he has a discrete set of books in mind.
>   >>
> 
> That is the whole point, though not very clear.  A set of books sitting on a
> shelf much like the six or so volumes of _Readings in Western Civilization_
> versus one bound volume.  IOW when did the Bible become a singular object, as
> a opposed to a theoretical concept?  I'm with his suppleness in seeing it as
> a rather recent development.
> 
> mark
Read Cassiodorus. "Codex" means one volume, a "binder" to collect
several works (or books), if need be; Troncarelli elucidated this
codicological point in his works on Cassiodorus. Luciana
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