David Bilefeld's Citation Tool

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In Chapter 2 I reached the conclusion that David Bilefeld copied Codex B as his own personal reference tool, which has a significant impact on how we may understand his process of copying Guta lag. His interest in Guta lag as a current, valid law is not only visible in the numerous marginal notes throughout the manuscript, wherein Bilefeld supplemented provisions and readings not found in his exemplar manuscript, but also in his use of the other, known manuscripts: the annotation of the German translation in B 65 and the tracing of faded text in it and in Codex A. That his exemplar manuscript dates to 1470 has never been questioned, neither here nor in previous research of Codex B and the Guta lag manuscripts; nor should it be. That Bilefeld
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