An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts

An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts

by D. C. Parker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521719895

ISBN-13: 9780521719896

Pub. Date: 07/24/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a major English-language introduction to the earliest manuscripts of the New Testament. An essential handbook for scholars and students, it provides a thorough grounding in the study and editing of the New Testament text combined with an emphasis on the dramatic current developments in the field. Covering ancient sources in Greek, Syriac, Latin and Coptic

Overview

This book is a major English-language introduction to the earliest manuscripts of the New Testament. An essential handbook for scholars and students, it provides a thorough grounding in the study and editing of the New Testament text combined with an emphasis on the dramatic current developments in the field. Covering ancient sources in Greek, Syriac, Latin and Coptic, it: • Describes the manuscripts and other ancient textual evidence, and the tools needed to study them • Deals with textual criticism and textual editing, describing modern approaches and techniques, with guidance on the use of editions • Introduces the witnesses and textual study of each of the main sections of the New Testament, discussing typical variants and their significance. A companion website with full-colour images provides generous amounts of illustrative material, bringing the subject alive for the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521719896
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/24/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
398
Sales rank:
886,780
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Documents: 1. The study of the manuscripts; 2. Practical skills in the study of manuscripts; 3. Other types of witness; Part II. Textual Criticism and Editions: 4. Manuscripts as tradents of the text; 5. Textual criticism; 6. Editions and how to use them; Part III. The Sections of the New Testament: 7. Revelation; 8. Paul; 9. Acts and the Catholic Epistles; 10. The gospels; 11. Final thoughts; Glossary; Indexes.

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