Those are the acts of a world symposium on 'Armenia and the Bible: tradition, culture, and textual content - Die Bibel in der armenischen Kultur', that used to be held at Heidelberg from July sixteenth to nineteenth, 1990. designed to debate the Armenian Bible, in all to be had varieties and from all attainable angles, as a massive issue of Armenian tradition: old, medieval and sleek. clean impetus used to be anticipated within the fields which have been particularly good researched, akin to the language of the Armenian Bible, its textual content and transmission, biblical codicology and illustrations, the Wirkungsgeschichte of the Bible in Armenian via commentaries, sermons, and liturgy, its functionality as a beginning for dogmatics and ecclesiastical legislation and order. New efforts have been was hoping for in components which are much less studied or ignored equivalent to using the Bible in Armenian artwork except ebook illustrations (but together with epigraphy), its impression on schooling either at domestic and at school, its function in well known faith and personal lifestyles, or the effect of its language at the Armenian language commonly. specified cognizance used to be to be paid to what occurred to the Bible nowa days, quite because the emergence of secular Armenian tradition within the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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