Studies on the Intersection of Text, Paratext, and Reception

A Festschrift in Honor of Charles E. Hill


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Studies on the Intersection of Text, Paratext, and Reception brings together thirteen contributions from leading scholars in the fields of textual criticism, manuscript/paratextual research, and reception history. These fields have tended to operate in isolation, but recent years have seen a rise in valuable research being done at their multiple points of intersection. The contributors to this volume show the potential of such crossover work through, for example, exploring how paratextual features of papyri and minuscules give insight into their text; probing how scribal behaviors illumine textual transmission/restoration, and examining how colometry, inner-biblical references, and early church reading cultures may contribute to understanding canon formation. These essays reflect the contours of the scholarship of Dr. Charles E. Hill, to whom the volume is dedicated.

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Gregory R. Lanier (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is Associate Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He has authored or edited Corpus Christologicum (Hendrickson, 2021); Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition (Hendrickson, 2018); and Old Testament Conceptual Metaphors and the Christology of Luke’s Gospel (Bloomsbury, 2018) as well as several academic articles.
J. Nicholas Reid (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He has co-authored a forthcoming volume on Letters from Old Babylonian Kish (Oxford University Press, 2021), and has published several academic articles.

Contributors are James Barker, Richard Bauckham, Paul Foster, Peter J. Gentry, Peter J. Gurry, Moses Han, Peter M. Head, Jennifer Knust, Michael J. Kruger, Gregory R. Lanier, Peter Malik, Stanley E. Porter, J. Nicholas Reid, Tommy Wasserman, Peter J. Williams.
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Part 1 Text and Paratext

1 Punctuation and Paragraphs in P66 (P.Bod. II): Insights into Scribal Behavior
Peter M. Head

2 The Text and Paratext of Minuscule GA 1424: Initial Observations
Gregory R. Lanier and Moses Han

3 Marginal Paratexts in GA 2323: A Thirteenth-Century Witness to the Medieval Reception of Revelation
Peter Malik

4 Writing and Writers in Ancient Mesopotamia: A Brief Sketch for New Testament Scholars
J. Nicholas Reid

5 On Not Preferring the Shorter Reading: Matthew as a Test Case
Peter J. Gurry

6 Codex Bezae as Repository
Jennifer Knust and Tommy Wasserman

7 What Is a Text? The Linguistic Turn and Its Implications for New Testament Studies
Stanley E. Porter

Part 2 Text, Canon, and Reception

8 Second Peter 3:2, the Apostolate, and a Bi-covenantal Canon
Michael J. Kruger

9 MasPsa and the Early History of the Hebrew Psalter: Notes on Canon and Text
Peter J. Gentry

10 Problems with the Explicit Marking of Quotations in Translations and Scholarly Editions of the New Testament
Peter J. Williams

11 Polycarp’s Teaching: The Reception and Development of Theology
Paul Foster

12 A Neglected Reference to John the Elder as Bishop of Ephesus (Const. ap. 7.46.7)
Richard Bauckham

13 The Acts of John within the Johannine Corpus
James W. Barker

A Bibliography of the Works of Charles E. Hill
Researchers and students interested in biblical textual criticism, early manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments, and reception-history of scriptural texts.
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