The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration / Edition 4 by Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman | | 9780195161229 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration / Edition 4

The Text of the New Testament: Its Transmission, Corruption, and Restoration / Edition 4

by Bruce M. Metzger, Bart D. Ehrman
     
 

ISBN-10: 019516122X

ISBN-13: 9780195161229

Pub. Date: 04/28/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This thoroughly revised edition of Bruce M. Metzger's classic work is the most up-to-date manual available for the textual criticism of the New Testament. The Text of the New Testament, Fourth Edition, has been invigorated by the addition of Bart D. Ehrman-author of numerous best-selling books on the New Testament-as a coauthor. This revision brings the discussion of

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This thoroughly revised edition of Bruce M. Metzger's classic work is the most up-to-date manual available for the textual criticism of the New Testament. The Text of the New Testament, Fourth Edition, has been invigorated by the addition of Bart D. Ehrman-author of numerous best-selling books on the New Testament-as a coauthor. This revision brings the discussion of such important matters as the early Greek manuscripts and methods of textual criticism up to date, integrating recent research findings and approaches into the body of the text (as opposed to previous revisions, which compiled new material and notes into appendices). The authors also examine new areas of interest, including the use of computers in the collection and evaluation of manuscript evidence and the effects that social and ideological influences had upon the work of scribes. The standard text for courses in biblical studies and the history of Christianity since its first publication in 1964, The Text of the New Testament is poised to become a definitive resource for a whole new generation of students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195161229
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
538,930
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Figuresxi
Prefacexiii
Preface to the First Editionxv
Part IThe Materials for the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Chapter 1The Making of Ancient Books3
IThe Materials of Ancient Books4
1Papyrus4
2Parchment8
3Ink Making10
IIThe Forms of Ancient Books11
IIIAncient Scribes and Their Handiwork16
Added Note on Colophons31
IV"Helps for Readers" in New Testament Manuscripts33
1Chapter Divisions ([characters not reproducible])34
2Titles of Chapters ([characters not reproducible])36
3Eusebian Canons38
4Hypotheses, Bioi, Euthalian Apparatus39
5Superscriptions and Subscriptions40
6Punctuation41
7Glosses, Scholia, Commentaries, Catenae, Onomastica41
8Artistic Adornment43
9Cola and Commata45
10Neumes46
11Lectionary Equipment46
VStatistics of Greek Manuscripts of the New Testament47
Chapter 2Important Witnesses to the Text of the New Testament52
IGreek Manuscripts of the New Testament52
1Important Greek Papyri of the New Testament53
2Important Greek Majuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament62
3Important Greek Minuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament86
4Other Noteworthy Manuscripts92
IIAncient Versions of the New Testament94
1The Syriac Versions96
2The Latin Versions100
3The Coptic Versions110
4The Gothic Version115
5The Armenian Version117
6The Georgian Version118
7The Ethiopic Version119
8The Old Slavonic Version121
9Other Ancient Versions122
IIIPatristic Quotations from the New Testament126
Part IIThe History of New Testament Textual Criticism as Reflected in Printed Editions of the Greek Testament
Chapter 3The Precritical Period: The Origin and Dominance of the Textus Receptus137
IFrom Ximenes and Erasmus to the Elzevirs137
IIThe Collection of Variant Readings152
Chapter 4The Modern Critical Period: From Griesbach to the Present165
IThe Beginnings of Scientific Textual Criticism of the New Testament165
IIThe Overthrow of the Textus Receptus170
Part IIIThe Application of Textual Criticism to the Text of the New Testament
Chapter 5The Origins of Textual Criticism as a Scholarly Discipline197
Chapter 6Modern Methods of Textual Criticism205
IThe Classical Method of Textual Criticism205
IIReactions Against Classical Textual Criticism210
1Joseph Bedier210
2Albert C. Clark212
IIILocal Texts and Ancient Editions: Burnett Hillman Streeter214
IVAlternative Methods of Textual Criticism218
1The Majority Text218
2Thoroughgoing Eclecticism222
VConjectural Emendation226
VIMethods of Determining Family Relationships Among Manuscripts231
1The Claremont Profile Method236
2The Alands' Use of Teststellen237
3The Comprehensive Profile Method238
VIIThe Use of Computers in New Testament Textual Criticism240
1The Collection, Recording, and Storage of Data242
2The Presentation of the Data244
3Statistical Analyses245
4Hypertext Possibilities245
VIIISignificant Ongoing Projects246
1The Institut fur neutestamentliche Textforschung247
2The International Greek New Testament Project248
Chapter 7The Causes of Error in the Transmission of the Text of the New Testament250
IUnintentional Changes251
1Errors Arising from Faulty Eyesight251
2Errors Arising from Faulty Hearing254
3Errors of the Mind257
4Errors of Judgment258
IIIntentional Changes259
1Changes Involving Spelling and Grammar261
2Harmonistic Corruptions262
3Addition of Natural Complements and Similar Adjuncts263
4Clearing Up Historical and Geographical Difficulties264
5Conflation of Readings265
6Alterations Made Because of Doctrinal Considerations265
7Addition of Miscellaneous Details268
Chapter 8History of the Transmission of the Text of the New Testament272
IComplications in Establishing the Original Text272
IIDissemination of Early Christian Literature274
IIIThe Rise and Development of the New Testament Text Types276
1The Western Text276
2The Alexandrian Text277
3The Byzantine Text279
IVThe Use of Textual Data for the Social History of Early Christianity280
1Doctrinal Disputes of Early Christianity282
2Jewish-Christian Relations287
3The Oppression of Women in Early Christianity288
4Christian Apologia290
5Christian Asceticism294
6The Use of Magic and Fortune-Telling in Early Christianity295
Chapter 9The Practice of New Testament Textual Criticism300
IBasic Criteria for the Evaluation of Variant Readings300
IIThe Process of Evaluating Variant Readings305
1External Evidence305
2Internal Evidence313
IIIThe Textual Analysis of Selected Passages316
Bibliography345
General Index349
Index of New Testament Passages363

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