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Title: Apostolic by Proxy
Subtitle: Corpora, editiones minores, and Networks of Texts
Author(s): BATOVICI, Dan
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 98 Issue: 3 Date: 2022
This article discusses the pre-modern basis for the otherwise modern AF corpus. To that end, it offers an overview of the manuscript witnesses in Greek, Latin, and Syriac, and shows that the AF were already connected in various ways (albeit as a network of texts rather than a closed list), and moreover that the information preserved in paratext often connects the AF with the apostles. Furthermore, it argues that the view from early Christian studies, focusing for the last hundred years mostly on the Greek and adopting what was initially an editio minor as the AF 'canon', obscures the understanding of how these texts were perused and associated with other texts in various late antique and medieval Christian contexts.