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

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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.
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Praise for the previous edition: "Professor Bruce M. Metzger. . . remains the dean of New Testament textual criticism. For more than thirty years his encyclopedic knowledge and prolific pen have kept New Testament scholars current in manuscript studies. . . . Other manuals in textual criticism are now available, but none is more serviceable than Metzger's."--Southwestern Journal of Theology

"The fourth edition may be declared an unqualified success. The authors have evidently gone over every line of text with great care, [and] those paragraphs that have been rewritten seem to be genuine improvements. The appearance of this revised edition is a delight, and it assures that The Text of the New Testament will continue to serve students and scholars for a long time to come."--Westminster Theological Journal

"Well-researched and expressed, with that rare elegance of style that graces the English language. It is a model for scholarly endeavor, as well as the definitive text in English on the subject."--Louis I. Hodges, Columbia Bible College and Seminary

"The best in its field. Indispensable!"--Jarl Fossum, University of Michigan

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195166675
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Princeton Theological Seminary (Emeritus)

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The making of ancient books 3
Ch. 2 Important witnesses to the text of the New Testament 52
Ch. 3 The precritical period : the origin and dominance of the textus receptus 137
Ch. 4 The modern critical period : from Griesbach to the present 165
Ch. 5 The origins of textual criticism as a scholarly discipline 197
Ch. 6 Modern methods of textual criticism 205
Ch. 7 The causes of error in the transmission of the text of the New Testament 250
Ch. 8 History of the transmission of the text of the New Testament 272
Ch. 9 The practice of New Testament textual criticism 300
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