The Collected Biblical Writings of T.C. Skeat

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BRILL, Jan 1, 2004 - Religion - 298 pages
A high proportion of the many articles published by the papyrologist T.C. Skeat (1907-2003), a former Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, concerns the New Testament. This present collection gathers together papers on Biblical and related matters contributed by Skeat for over sixty years to various publications. The book divides these into three sections: ancient book production, studies on particular Biblical manuscripts and textual criticism. In his Introduction J.K. Elliott assesses the importance of Skeat's work and he incorporates from personal correspondence some of Skeat's later thinking on these topics. A full Bibliography of Skeat's writings is included.
 

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This volume is crammed with interesting an helpful data on all sorts of subject pertaining to the textual criticism of the New Testament and the materials (mainly manuscripts) used by researchers to ascertain the original text of the New Testament. Even on those occasions where Dr. Skeat advocates a theory that appears implausible, he mentions aspects of the evidence about which it is good to know, even if one is not persuaded regarding the larger subject.
This book may be profitably read by anyone with an interest in New Testament textual criticism.
 

Contents

The Use of Dictation in Ancient Book Production
4
Papyri and Manuscripts
33
Two Notes on Papyrus 1981
60
Roll versus CodexA New Approach? 1990
71
The Origin of the Christian Codex 1994
79
Was Papyrus Regarded as Cheap or Expensive in
88
a Four Years Work on the Codex Sinaiticus 1938
109
The Codex Vaticanus in the Fifteenth Century 1984
122
The Oldest Manuscript of the Four Gospels? 1997
158
The Lilies of the Field 1938
243
3 1990
250
1 1995
258
A The Formation of the FourGospel Codex A Dramatized
269
B The Arrival of the Fifty Bibles in Constantinople
279
INDEXES
295
Copyright

With B C McGing Notes on Chester Beatty Biblical
135

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About the author (2004)

J.K. Elliott is Professor of New Testament Textual Criticism at the University of Leeds. He is the editor of The Apocryphal New Testament (Oxford, 1993).