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

by Bart D. Ehrman, Bruce M. Metzger

Oxford University Press | April 27, 2005 | Trade Paperback

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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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Dimensions: 384 pages, 5.51 × 8.19 × 0.98 in

Published: April 27, 2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 019516122X

ISBN - 13: 9780195161229

Found in: Religion and Spirituality

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

by Bart D. Ehrman, Bruce M. Metzger

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 5.51 × 8.19 × 0.98 in

Published: April 27, 2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 019516122X

ISBN - 13: 9780195161229

Table of Contents

Figures: Preface: Preface to the First Edition: PART I. THE MATERIALS FOR THE TEXTUAL CRITICISM OF THE NEW TESTAMENT Chapter 1. The Making of Ancient Books I. The Materials of Ancient Books 1. Papyrus 2. Parchment 3. Ink Making II. The Forms of Ancient Books III. Ancient Scribes and Their Handiwork Added Note on Colophons IV. "Helps for Readers" in New Testament Manuscripts 1. Chapter Divisions 2. Titles of Chapters 3. Eusebian Canons 4. Hypotheses, Bioi, Euthalian Apparatus 5. Superscriptions and Subscriptions 6. Punctuation 7. Glosses, Scholia, Commentaries, Catenae, Onomastica 8. Artistic Adornment 9. Cola and Commata 10. Neumes 11. Lectionary Equipment V. Statistics of Greek Manuscripts of the New Testament Chapter 2. Important Witnesses to the Text of the New Testament I. Greek Manuscripts of the New Testament 1. Important Greek Papyri of the New Testament 2. Important Greek Majuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament 3. Important Greek Minuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament 4. Other Noteworthy Manuscripts II. Ancient Versions of the New Testament 1. The Syriac Versions 2. The Latin Versions 3. The Coptic Versions 4. The Gothic Version 5. The Armenian Version 6. The Georgian Version 7. The Ethiopic Version 8. The Old Slavonic Version 9. Other Ancient Versions III. Patristic Quotations from the New Testament PART II: THE HISTORY OF NEW TESTAMENT TEXTUAL CRITICISM AS REFLECTED IN PRINTED EDITIONS OF THE GREEK TESTAMENT Cha
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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.

About the Author

Bruce M. Metzger is at Princeton Theological Seminary (Emeritus). Bart D. Ehrman is at University of North Carolina.

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