The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research

Essays on the Status Quaestionis

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The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis provides a thoroughly up-to-date assessment of every major aspect of New Testament textual criticism. The twenty-four essays in the volume, all written by internationally acknowledged experts in the field, cover every major aspect of the discipline, discussing the advances that have been made since the mid twentieth century. With full and informative bibliographies, these contributions will be essential reading for anyone interested in moving beyond the standard handbooks in order to see where the discipline now stands, a vade mecum for all students and text-critical scholars for a generation to come.
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Biographical Note

Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written or edited twenty-six books, including four NY Times bestsellers; his books are translated into twenty-seven languages.

Michael W. Holmes, University Professor of Biblical Studies & Early Christianity at Bethel University, has authored or edited eleven books and numerous essays and articles, including The Apostolic Fathers: Greek Texts and English Translations and The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition.

'For students interested in NT textual criticism, there is no better volume for understanding the modern state of the study of this discipline." – Nijay K. Gupta, George Fox Evangelical Seminary, in: Religious Studies Review 41/3 (September 2015)
"I have enjoyed dipping into it so far and congratulate the editors and the other contributors on this achievement. If you want to know the state of the question on any of the following topics then this is the place to look." – Peter Head [ Full review]
"This book is one of the most important books on textual criticism that has been published in years. ... The esteemed editors, Michael W. Holmes and Bart D. Ehrman, are to be congratulated once again for putting together a fine volume, in a fine series, published by a leading publisher in the field. Indeed, this book deserves a spot on the shelf of every New Testament scholar." – Brice C. Jones [ Full review]

1. The Papyrus Manuscripts of the New Testament
Eldon Jay Epp

2. The Majuscule Manuscripts of the New Testament
David C. Parker

3. The Greek Minuscules of the New Testament
Barbara Aland and Klaus Wachtel

4. The Greek Lectionaries of the New Testament
Carroll Osburn

5. The Diatessaron of Tatian
Ulrich B. Schmid

6. The Syriac Versions of the New Testament
Peter J. Williams

7. The Latin Version of the New Testament
Philip Burton

8. The Coptic Versions of the New Testament
Christian Askeland

9. The Ethiopic Version of the New Testament
Rochus Zuurmond revised by Curt Niccum

10. The Armenian Version of the New Testament
S. Peter Cowe

11. The Georgian Version of the New Testament
Jeff W. Childers

12. The Gothic Version of the New Testament
Carla Falluomini

13. The Use of the Greek Fathers for New Testament Textual Criticism
Gordon D. Fee and Roderic L. Mullen

14. The Use of the Latin Fathers for New Testament Textual Criticism
H.A.G. Houghton

15. The Use of the Syriac Fathers for New Testament Textual Criticism
Sebastian Brock

16. Additional Greek Witnesses to the New Testament (Ostraca, Amulets, Inscriptions and other sources)
Peter M. Head

17. Scribal Tendencies in the Transmission of the Text of the New Testament
James R. Royse

18. The Social History of Early Christian Scribes
Kim Haines-Eitzen

19. Analyzing and Categorizing New Testament Greek Manuscripts
Thomas C. Geer, Jr. revised by Jean-François Racine

20. Textual Clusters: Their Past and Future in New Testament Textual Criticism
Eldon Jay Epp

21. Criteria For Evaluating Readings in New Testament Textual Criticism
Tommy Wasserman

22. Conjectural Emendation and the Text of the New Testament
Jan Krans

23. From “Original Text” to “Initial Text”: the Traditional Goal of New Testament Textual Criticism in Contemporary Discussion
Michael W. Holmes

24. Modern Critical Editions and Apparatuses of the Greek New Testament
Juan Hernández Jr.

25. The Majority Text Theory: History, Methods, and Critique
Daniel B. Wallace

26. Thoroughgoing Eclecticism in New Testament Textual Criticism
J. Keith Elliott

27. Reasoned Eclecticism in New Testament Textual Criticism
Michael W. Holmes

28. The Text as Window: New Testament Manuscripts and the Social History of Early Christianity
Bart D. Ehrman


All scholars and students interested in the text of the New Testament, the history of its transmission, and the scribes who copied it.