The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts
Superb documentation. Painstaking accuracy. That's what makes this work an invaluable reference for serious Bible students. Contains the text of all the earliest New Testament Greek manuscripts that have been found to date. Readers will also appreciate the sample photographs...
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Superb documentation. Painstaking accuracy. That's what makes this work an invaluable reference for serious Bible students. Contains the text of all the earliest New Testament Greek manuscripts that have been found to date. Readers will also appreciate the sample photographs accompanying most of these 68 transcriptions. Intended for scholars and students who are interested in the original text of the Greek New Testament. This is an accessible and accurate collection, invaluable in determining the original text of the New Testament.
Fully revised and updated from its original publication, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts presents fresh transcriptions of the sixty-nine earliest Greek papyrus manuscripts of the New Testament, all produced before AD 325.Along with revised transcriptions, this volume includes:- Introductions: Each manuscript is preceded by a concise date of writing, provenance, housing locations, bibliography, physical features, and textual character.- Margin Notes: Significant differences between the text presented in this volume and text presented in the editiones principes are noted in the margin.- Photographs: Fifty photographs of different manuscripts provide the reader with a generous sampling of the various writing styles of this period.No other resource brings together such an accessible and accurate collection of the text of the earliest New Testament Greek manuscripts.
Philip W. Comfort (PhD. in Theology from Fairfax University, D. Litt.et Phil in Literary Studies from the University of South Africa) has taught classes at a number of colleges, including Wheaton College, Trinity Episcopal Seminary, Columbia International University, and Coastal Carolina University. He is currently senior editor of Bible reference at Tyndale and served as New Testament editor for the New Living Translation.
He has contributed a number of books to the Tyndale collection, both as author and editor. Among these are The New Greek-English Interlinear New Testament, The Origin of the Bible, The Tyndale Bible Dictionary, Essential Guide to Bible Versions, The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts (with D. Barrett), Who's Who in Christian History--and recently Philippians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 John in the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary and The Many Gospels of Jesus with Jason Driesbach.
David P. Barrett is Associate Professor of History at McMaster University. Larry N. Shyu is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of New Brunswick.