Friday, February 21, 2014

"The Early Text of the New Testament" edited by Michael Kruger - A Book Discussion

This work is a bit pricey, ok, it is pricey, but it may be worth the investment. A great discussion with the editor can be found here at Reformed Forum. The Early Text of the New Testament delves deeply into many questions of the New Testament texts and is not for the faint of heart. A serious academic work it is and has been penned in scholarly form. But if you're a pastor, seminary student or the serious lay person, this may be right up your alley.

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 the nature 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 Testament texts in other early Christian writers. 

 More from the editor on this fascinating subject can be found at his blog, Canon Fodder.

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