An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and their Texts

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This is the first major English-language introduction to the earliest manuscripts of the New Testament to appear for over forty years. 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.
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"This work fills a current need for an up-to-date presentation of the discipline for students, and also will serve as a valuable resource for all scholars in New Testament studies." --Choice

"[Parker offers] a fascinating and often humorous look into the world of manuscript studies and textual criticism."
-Laura J. Hunt, Moody Theological Seminary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521719896
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/24/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 398
  • Sales rank: 1,110,856
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

D. C. Parker is Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Birmingham. His publications include The Living Text of the Gospels (1997) and Codex Bezae: An Early Christian Manuscript and its Text (1992).
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Table of Contents

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Pt. I The Documents 11

1 The study of the manuscripts 13

2 Practical skills in the study of manuscripts 88

3 Other types of witness 108

Pt. II Textual Criticism and Editions 131

4 Manuscripts as tradents of the text 133

5 Textual criticism 155

6 Editions and how to use them 191

Pt. III The Sections of the New Testament 225

7 The Book of Revelation 227

8 Paul 246

9 Acts and the Catholic epistles 283

10 The Gospels 311

11 Final thoughts 348

Glossary 350

Index of manuscripts 355

Index of biblical citations 359

Index of names and subjects 361

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