Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459) - Latin NT

Steven Avery

Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459)
Giannozzo Manetti (1396 – 1459) was an Italian politician and diplomat from Florence, who was also a humanist scholar of the early Italian Renaissance.


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A. J. MacDonald, Jr.
I didn’t realize until tonight that both Lorenzo Valla (1406 – 1457) and Giannozzo Manetti (1396 – 1459) included 1 John 5:7-8 in their Latin translations of the Greek New Testament. The author of the book I’m reading speculates they included this passage due to theological considerations. Namely, not wanting to be thought heretical. But it’s also possible they had Greek texts that contained the passage. The 1514 Complutensian Polyglot contains both the Greek and the Latin text of 1 John 5:7-8.
Screenshot taken from Jerry H. Bentley, Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance (p. 45)


Additional posts by Steven Avery in that thread, and Nick Sayers.


Biblical Humanism and Scholasticism in the Age of Erasmus (2008)
John Monfasani



Continues to p. 33


Latin Translation in the Renaissance (2004)
Paul Botley


Annet den Haan - Utrecht University

Giannozzo Manetti's New Testament: new evidence on sources, translation process and the use of Valla's Annotationes (2014)

Giannozzo Manetti's New Testament: Translation Theory and Practice in Fifteenth-Century Italy (2016)
Annet den Haan
p. 37 and p. 66 on Pericope Adulterae




Erasmi Opera Omni: Nouum Testamentum (2003)
Andrew J. Brown


Humanists and Holy Writ
Jerry H. Bentley


Also note on:
Pericope Adulterae
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