Scribes and Scriptures: The Transmission of the Bible in Antiquity


A study of the people and communities responsible for the writing and copying of sacred literature in antiquity, with a focus on the transmission of biblical texts. Topics include: scribal education, tools or instruments, methods of copying, and (dis)similarities in practices across time, place, and religious tradition. Ancient texts now held at Duke's Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library will form the basis of our inquiry.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • CLST 122
Typically Offered