The Early Text of the New Testament

Paperback | June 11, 2014

EditorCharles E. Hill, Kruger, Michael J.

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The Early Text of the New Testament aims to examine and assess from our earliest extant sources the most primitive state of the New Testament text now known. What sort of changes did scribes make to the text? What is the quality of the text now at our disposal? What can we learn about thenature of textual transmission in the earliest centuries? In addition to exploring the textual and scribal culture of early Christianity, this volume explores the textual evidence for all the sections of the New Testament. It also examines the evidence from the earliest translations of New Testament writings and the citations or allusions to New Testamenttexts in other early Christian writers.

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The Early Text of the New Testament aims to examine and assess from our earliest extant sources the most primitive state of the New Testament text now known. What sort of changes did scribes make to the text? What is the quality of the text now at our disposal? What can we learn about thenature of textual transmission in the earliest c...

Charles E. Hill (Ph.D. Cambridge University) is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. His other books include Regnum Caelorum: Patterns of Future Hope in Early Christianity and The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church, both published by Oxford University Press, and From the Lost Teaching of P...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:498 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:June 11, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger: Introduction: In Search of the Earliest Text of the New TestamentI. The Textual and Scribal Culture of Early Christianity1. Harry Y. Gamble: The Book Trade in the Roman Empire2. Scott Charlesworth: Indicators of Catholicity in Early Gospel Manuscripts3. Larry Hurtado: Towards a Sociology of Reading in Early Christianity4. Michael J. Kruger: Early Christian Attitudes towards the Reproduction of TextsII. The Manuscript Tradition5. Tommy Wasserman: The Early Text of Matthew6. Peter Head: The Early Text of Mark7. Juan Hernandez: The Early Text of Luke8. Juan Chapa: The Early Text of John9. Christopher Tuckett: The Early Text of Acts10. James R. Royse: The Early Text of Paul (and Hebrews)11. J. K. Elliott: The Early Text of the Catholic Epistles12. Tobias Nicklas: The Early Text of Revelation13. Peter Williams: Where Two or Three Are Gathered Together: Evaluating Agreements between Two or More Early VersionsIII. Early Citation/Use of New Testament Writings14. Charles E. Hill: In These Very Words: Methods and Standards of Literary Borrowing in the Second Century15. Paul Foster: The Text of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers16. Dieter T. Roth: Marcion and the Early Text of the New Testament17. Joseph Verheyden: Justin's Text of the Gospels. Another Look at the Citations in 1 Apol. 15.1-818. Tjitze Baarda: Tatian's Diatessaron and the Greek Text of the Gospels19. Stanley Porter: Early Apocryphal Gospels and the New Testament Text20. Jeffrey Bingham and Billy R. Todd, Jr.: Irenaeus's Text of the Gospels in Adversus haereses21. Carl Cosaert: Clement of Alexandria's Gospel Citations

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"Probably the most up to date analysis of earliest evidence about the state and transmission of NT writings in the second century CE. Given the limitations of our evidence, scholars are required to make the best inferences they can. This volume provides essential resources in doing so, andlargely shows that we can with some confidence posit that the NT writings, essentially as we know them, were copied for both ecclesial and private reading." --Larry Hurtado