The First Edition of the New Testament by David TrobischThe First Edition of the New Testament by David Trobisch

The First Edition of the New Testament

byDavid Trobisch

Paperback | December 12, 2011

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The First Edition of the New Testament is a groundbreaking book that argues that the New Testament is not the product of a centuries-long process of development. Its history, David Trobisch contends, is the history of a book - an all Greek Christian bible - published as early as the secondcentury C.E. and intended by its editors to be read as a whole. Trobisch claims that this bible achieved wide circulation and formed the basis of all surviving manuscripts of the New Testament.
David Trobisch is Throckmorton-Hayes Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Bangor Theological Seminary.
Title:The First Edition of the New TestamentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 5.39 × 8.39 × 0.51 inPublished:December 12, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199897972

ISBN - 13:9780199897971


Table of Contents

Abbreviations1. IntroductionHistorical SourcesThesis and Outline2. Evidence for a Final RedactionTerminologyWhat Does ''Final Redaction'' Mean?The Notation of the Nomina SacraThe Use of the Codex FormArrangement and Number of Writings in the ManuscriptsThe Titles of the WritingsThe Title of the Canonical Edition3. The Editorial ConceptThree Perspectives: Reader, Macrostructure, Traditional MaterialImplied AuthorshipThe Selection of AuthorsThe Title of the EditionNomina SacraCodex4. A Note to the Readers of the Canonical EditionActs of the Apostles2 Timothy2 PeterGospel According to John5. OutlookModern EditionsThe Readership of the Canonical EditionNotesBibliographyIndex of Manuscripts and Ancient Sources