This book provides transcriptions and images of some of the oldest parchment manuscripts of the Gospel of John in Greek. It contains also a complete critical apparatus of all the parchment manuscripts of John, including such important manuscripts as Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. The transcriptions and plates are restricted to fragmentary and difficult-to-read copies. These havereceived the same detailed treatment as was used by the International Greek New Testament Project to make an edition of the papyri of John (Brill: 1995). The International Greek New Testament Project is a European-American project currently collaborating with the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (Münster, Germany) to make a critical edition of the Gospel of John in the Editio Critica Maior.
Ulrich B. Schmid, Dr. theol. (1995), Dr. theol. habil. (2002), is Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Lecturer at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel (Germany). He has published on New Testament texts and traditions from Patristic and Medieval Periods (Marcion, Diatessaron).
Bill Elliott, Honorary Research Fellow in Birmingham University, from where PhD was allotted in 1974.
David Parker is Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology and a Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has published extensively on New testament textual criticism.
"These two volumes are splendid research tools. The recent volume with accompanying online resources is a pleasure to use. In this rapidly advanciing field at their various stages of publication these volumes represented cutting-edge scholarship. Thanks should also be expressed to Brill publishers for supporting the publication of these highly significant volumes." – Paul Foster, in: The Expository Times, 2008
"Le soin avec lequel cette édition a été réalisée est exemplaire de ce qu'on peut faire de mieux à l'heure actuelle, et la mise en page généreuse des textes et des toutes les transcriptions et renvois chiffrés permets une consultation agréable et sans fatigue." – Jean Borel, in: Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie, 2009