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Text/Textual Criticism
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1. The word ‘text’ derives from the Latin textus, ‘tissue,’ and then acquires the meaning, still familiar today, of a supply of linguistic signs written down and gathered in a ‘work’ or textual corpus—a manuscript, a novel, a…

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Eichner, Heidrun, “Text/Textual Criticism”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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