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.
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.
Preface List of Figures and Tables Abbreviations Notes on Contributors
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 Indices
Researchers and students interested in biblical textual criticism, early manuscripts of the Old and New Testaments, and reception-history of scriptural texts.