An Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism
A general survey of the study of New Testament manuscripts that outlines for students of the New Testament the basic tools and skills involved in studying those manuscripts. The present edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the late Léon Vaganay's Initiation a la critique du Nouveau Testament, published in 1933, and each section of that original work has been brought up to date in light of the latest research in the field. Providing as it does a wide overview, rather than a step-by-step introduction, the book looks at its subject thematically, and its four sections cover, respectively, the nature and character of the documents themselves; the methods of studying them; the history of the texts before they were printed; and their history subsequent to their printing. Prominent throughout is a concern to relate the subject to an enquiry into the earliest history of the New Testament (prior to 200 AD), which provides an interesting personal perspective on an issue of some debate, yet without neglecting to examine conflicting opinions and views.
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The Greek manuscripts
Quotations made in early writings
THE METHOD OF TEXTUAL CRITICISM
the eclectic method
The reign of the textus receptus 16331831
The fall of the textus receptus 1831 1934
The era of documentation 1935 90
Names of the libraries in full
Critical editions of Patristic writings
Acts Aland Alexandrian Amphoux Arabic Armenian Athos Mt attested Bodmer Byzantine Catholic Epistles Chester Beatty Church classification Codex Bezae Codex Sinaiticus Codex Vaticanus collations contains copies Coptic Coptic versions correct critical apparatus critical edition Diatessaron documents Duplacy early versions Ethiopic F. C. Burkitt facsimile edition fifth century four Gospels fourth century fragments Georgian Gosud Greek manuscripts Greek New Testament Greek text Harclean Hort important internal criticism known Latin manuscripts lectionaries Leningrad letters Libr London Luke Marcion method minuscules Old Latin text oldest Oxford papyrus parchment Paris passages Patristic quotations Pauline Epistles period Peshitta Polyglot pre-recensional text published recension represent revised Rome scholars scribes second century Soden sometimes Tatian Tbilisi Testament text Testament textual criticism text type textual criticism textus receptus third century Tischendorf type of text uncials Univ variant readings variation units Vetus Latina Vulgate Westcott Western witnesses writing written