A New Approach to Textual Criticism

A New Approach to Textual Criticism
Author: Tommy Wasserman,Peter J. Gurry
Publsiher: SBL Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2017-11-17
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780884142669

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An essential introduction for scholars and students of New Testament Greek With the publication of the widely used 28th edition of Nestle-Aland’s Novum Testamentum Graece and the 5th edition of the United Bible Society Greek New Testament, a computer-assisted method known as the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) was used for the first time to determine the most valuable witnesses and establish the initial text. This book offers the first full-length, student-friendly introduction to this important new method. After setting out the method’s history, separate chapters clarify its key concepts, including genealogical coherence, textual flow diagrams, and the global stemma. Examples from across the New Testament are used to show how the method works in practice. The result is an essential introduction that will be of interest to students, translators, commentators, and anyone else who studies the Greek New Testament. Features A clear explanation of how and why the text of the Greek New Testament is changing Step-by-step guidance on how to use the CBGM in textual criticism Diagrams, illustrations, and glossary of key terms

Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism

Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism
Author: Elijah Hixson,Peter J. Gurry
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2019-11-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780830866694

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Biblical Foundations Award Finalist and Runner Up Since the unexpected popularity of Bart Ehrman's bestselling Misquoting Jesus, textual criticism has become a staple of Christian apologetics. Ehrman's skepticism about recovering the original text of the New Testament does deserve a response. However, this renewed apologetic interest in textual criticism has created fresh problems for evangelicals. An unfortunate proliferation of myths, mistakes, and misinformation has arisen about this technical area of biblical studies. In this volume Elijah Hixson and Peter Gurry, along with a team of New Testament textual critics, offer up-to-date, accurate information on the history and current state of the New Testament text that will serve apologists and Christian students even as it offers a self-corrective to evangelical excesses.

Rethinking New Testament Textual Criticism

Rethinking New Testament Textual Criticism
Author: David Alan Black
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2002-10-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781441206077

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New Testament textual criticism is an important but often overlooked field of study. Results drawn from textual studies bear important consequences for interpreting the New Testament and cannot be ignored by serious students of Scripture. This book introduces current issues in New Testament textual criticism and surveys the various methods used to determine the original text among variant readings. These essays from Eldon Jay Epp, Michael Holmes, J. K. Elliott, Maurice Robinson, and Moisés Silva provide readers with an excellent introduction to the field of New Testament textual criticism.

A Critical Examination of the Coherence Based Genealogical Method in New Testament Textual Criticism

A Critical Examination of the Coherence Based Genealogical Method in New Testament Textual Criticism
Author: Peter J. Gurry
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2017-09-18
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9789004354548

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This study offers the first sustained examination of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM), a computerized method being used to edit the most widely-used editions of the Greek New Testament.

Old Testament Textual Criticism

Old Testament Textual Criticism
Author: Ellis R. Brotzman,Eric J. Tully
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-07-19
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781493404759

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A Readable, Updated Introduction to Textual Criticism This accessibly written, practical introduction to Old Testament textual criticism helps students understand the discipline and begin thinking through complex issues for themselves. The authors combine proven expertise in the classroom with cutting-edge work in Hebrew textual studies. This successful classic (nearly 25,000 copies sold) has been thoroughly expanded and updated to account for the many changes in the field over the past twenty years. It includes examples, illustrations, an updated bibliography, and a textual commentary on the book of Ruth.

The Erotic Life of Manuscripts

The Erotic Life of Manuscripts
Author: Yii-Jan Lin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2016
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780190279806

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New Testament textual critics who used language to group texts into families and genealogies were not pioneering new approaches, but rather borrowing the metaphors and methods of natural scientists. Texts began to be classified into "families, tribes, and nations," and later were racialized as "African" or "Asian," with distinguishable "textual physiognomies" and "textual complexions." These genealogies would later be traced to show the inheritance of "corruptions" and "contamination" through generations, an understanding of textual diversity reflective of eighteenth- and ninteenth-century European anxieties over racial corruption and degeneration. While these biological metaphors have been powerful tools for textual critics, they also produce problematic understandings of textual "purity" and agency, with the use of scientific discourse artificially separating the work of textual criticism from literary interpretation.

Rethinking New Testament Textual Criticism

Rethinking New Testament Textual Criticism
Author: David Alan Black
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2002-10
Genre: Religion
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114328755

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In this concise guide, leading scholars survey the discipline and present three current approaches to determining the text of the New Testament.

Changing the Goalpost of New Testament Textual Criticism

Changing the Goalpost of New Testament Textual Criticism
Author: Abidan Paul Shah
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-10-02
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781725278714

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Before the 1960s, the goal of New Testament Textual Criticism was singular: to retrieve the "original text" of the New Testament. Since then, the goalpost has incrementally shifted away from the "original text" to retrieving "any text" or "many texts" of the NT. Some scholars have even concluded that the "original text" is hopelessly lost and cannot be retrieved with any confidence or accuracy. Other scholars have gone a step further to claim that the idea of an "original text" itself is a misconception that needs to be abandoned. If this new approach in NTTC is correct, then the authority of Scripture is weakened or no longer valid. It will be shown in this book that such is not the case. Furthermore, emphasis will be placed on the need to return to the traditional goalpost of NTTC, i.e., to retrieve the original text. Without a generally definitive text, the door will be left wide open to recreate any desired text of the NT. An unsettled original text will result in an unsettled biblical theology due to a lack of any authoritative and standard text. Consequently, it will lead to an unsettled Christian faith and practice.