How We Got the New Testament - Text, Transmission, Translation (Acadia Studies In Bible And Theology Series)
A recognized expert in New Testament Greek offers a historical understanding of the writing, transmission, and translation of the New Testament and provides cutting-edge insights into how we got the New Testament in its ancient Greek and modern English forms....
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A recognized expert in New Testament Greek offers a historical understanding of the writing, transmission, and translation of the New Testament and provides cutting-edge insights into how we got the New Testament in its ancient Greek and modern English forms. In part responding to those who question the New Testament's reliability, Stanley Porter rigorously defends the traditional goals of textual criticism: to establish the original text. He reveals fascinating details about the earliest New Testament manuscripts and shows that the textual evidence supports an early date for the New Testament's formation. He also explores the vital role translation plays in biblical understanding and evaluates various translation theories. The book offers a student-level summary of a vast amount of historical and textual information.
Stanley E. Porter (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) is president, dean, and professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of many books on the New Testament and the editor of more than forty other volumes, including Reading the Gospels Today.
Some of his significant works include Idioms of the Greek New Testament; Paul in Acts; Fundamentals of New Testament Greek; The Criteria for Authenticity in Historical-Jesus Research; The Book of Acts (New International Greek Testament Commentary); The Pastoral Epistles (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament); Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference to Tense & Mood (Studies in Biblical Greek ; Vol 1) and Romans (Readings: A New Biblical Commentary).
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- A Recognized Expert In New Testament Greek Offers A Historical Understanding Of The Writing, Transmission, And Translation Of The New Testament And Provides Cutting-edge Insights Into How We Got The New Testament In Its Ancient Greek And Modern English Forms. In Part Responding To Those Who Question The New Testament's Reliability, Stanley Porter Rigorously Defends The Traditional Goals Of Textual Criticism: To Establish The Original Text. He Reveals Fascinating Details About The Earliest New Testament Manuscripts And Shows That The Textual Evidence Supports An Early Date For The New Testament's Formation. He Also Explores The Vital Role Translation Plays In Biblical Understanding And Evaluates Various Translation Theories. The Book Offers A Student-level Summary Of A Vast Amount Of Historical And Textual Information.