The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis. Second Edition

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Bart D. Ehrman, Michael W. Holmes
BRILL, Nov 9, 2012 - Religion - 884 pages
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"The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis" provides a thoroughly up-to-date assessment of every major aspect of New Testament textual criticism. The twenty-four essays in the volume, all written by internationally acknowledged experts in the field, cover every major aspect of the discipline, discussing the advances that have been made since the mid twentieth century. With full and informative bibliographies, these contributions will be essential reading for anyone interested in moving beyond the standard handbooks in order to see where the discipline now stands, a vade mecum for all students and text-critical scholars for a generation to come.
  

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Contents

1 The Papyrus Manuscripts of the New Testament
1
2 The Majuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament
41
3 The Greek Minuscules of the New Testament
69
4 The Greek Lectionaries of the New Testament
93
5 The Diatessaron of Tatian
115
6 The Syriac Versions of the New Testament
143
7 The Latin Version of the New Testament
167
8 The Coptic Versions of the New Testament
201
18 The Social History of Early Christian Scribes
479
19 Analyzing and Categorizing New Testament Greek Manuscripts
497
Their Past and Future in New Testament Textual Criticism
519
21 Criteria for Evaluating Readings in New Testament Textual Criticism
579
22 Conjectural Emendation and the Text of the New Testament
613
the Traditional Goal of New Testament Textual Criticism in Contemporary Discussion
637
24 Modern Critical Editions and Apparatuses of the Greek New Testament
689
History Methods and Critique
711

9 The Ethiopic Version of the New Testament
231
10 The Armenian Version of the New Testament
253
11 The Georgian Version of the New Testament
293
12 The Gothic Version of the New Testament
329
13 The Use of the Greek Fathers for New Testament Textual Criticism
351
14 The Use of the Latin Fathers for New Testament Textual Criticism
375
15 The Use of the Syriac Fathers for New Testament Textual Criticism
407
16 Additional Greek Witnesses to the New Testament Ostraca Amulets Inscriptions and other sources
429
17 Scribal Tendencies in the Transmission of the Text of the New Testament
461
26 Thoroughgoing Eclecticism in New Testament Textual Criticism
745
27 Reasoned Eclecticism in New Testament Textual Criticism
771
New Testament Manuscripts and the Social History of Early Christianity
803
Index of Bible Manuscripts Modern Editions and Apparatuses
831
Index of Ancient Names
843
Index of Modern Names
846
Index of Subjects
860
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About the author (2012)

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited twenty-six books, including four NY Times bestsellers; his books are translated into twenty-seven languages. Michael W. Holmes, University Professor of Biblical Studies & Early Christianity at Bethel University, has authored or edited eleven books and numerous essays and articles, including "The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations and The Greek New Testament": SBL Edition.

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