The Text of the New Testament
The Text of the New Testament is a brief introduction for the lay person into the process whereby the New Testament came to be. It describes the basics of ancient writing tools, manuscripts, the work of scribes, and how to...
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The Text of the New Testament is a brief introduction for the lay person into the process whereby the New Testament came to be. It describes the basics of ancient writing tools, manuscripts, the work of scribes, and how to think about differences in what the various manuscripts say. This is a revised and expanded edition with a completely new chapter on how contemporary English translations fit in with our understanding of the New Testament text. Geared to the lay person who is uninformed or confused about textual criticism, Greenlee begins this volume by explaining the production of ancient manuscripts. He then traces the history of the development of the New Testament text. Readers are next introduced to the basic principles of textual criticism, the concept of variant readings, and how to determine which variant has the greatest likelihood of being the original reading. To illustrate the basic principles, several sample New Testament texts are examined. The book concludes by putting textual criticism in perspective as involving only a minute portion of the entire New Testament text, the bulk of which is indisputably attested by the manuscripts.
Prior to his retirement, J. Harold Greenlee (Ph.D., (Biblical and Patristic Greek), Harvard Univ. Senior Fulbright Fellow, Oxford Univ) was professor of New Testament Greek at Asbury Theological Seminary, a missionary with OMS International, and an International Translation Consultant with Wycliffe Bible Translators. He is also the author of Introduction to New Testament Textual Criticism,A New Testament Greek Morpheme Lexicon and A Concise Exegetical Grammar of New Testament Greek.
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- <i>the Text Of The New Testament</i> Is A Brief Introduction For The Lay Person Into The Process Whereby The New Testament Came To Be. It Describes The Basics Of Ancient Writing Tools, Manuscripts, The Work Of Scribes, And How To Think About Differences In What The Various Manuscripts Say. This Is A Revised And Expanded Edition With A Completely New Chapter On How Contemporary English Translations Fit In With Our Understanding Of The New Testament Text. Geared To The Lay Person Who Is Uninformed Or Confused About Textual Criticism, Greenlee Begins This Volume By Explaining The Production Of Ancient Manuscripts. He Then Traces The History Of The Development Of The New Testament Text. Readers Are Next Introduced To The Basic Principles Of Textual Criticism, The Concept Of Variant Readings, And How To Determine Which Variant Has The Greatest Likelihood Of Being The Original Reading. To Illustrate The Basic Principles, Several Sample New Testament Texts Are Examined. The Book Concludes By Putting Textual Criticism In Perspective As Involving Only A Minute Portion Of The Entire New Testament Text, The Bulk Of Which Is Indisputably Attested By The Manuscripts.