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The Early Text of the New Testament Hardcover – September 7, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0199566365 ISBN-10: 0199566364

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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199566364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199566365
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.3 x 6.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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"[A]n invaluable resource for documenting the state of research about the text of the NT before the major fourth-century codices... The volume should be mandatory reading for anyone doing postgraduate study on the Greek NT." --Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society


A great addition to the Christian apologist s library and will be monumental to anyone who is seeking to understand textual criticism. --Deeper Waters


"With the ever-growing corpus of scholarship on the text of the New Testament, every so often it is necessary to step back and take an account of what's out there. The Early Text of the New Testament does just that. Editors Charles Hill and Michael Kruger have assembled a fine team of scholars to produce an excellent snapshot of the 'state of the New Testament union.'...a very concise summary of the constantly growing body of New Testament scholarship and points the interested reader toward current conclusions in an enlightening, albeit quite scholarly, manner."--Association for Mormon Letters


"This volume is undoubtedly going to be a key reference work on the text of the NT in early Christianity for some time." --Diglotting


About the Author


Charles E. Hill (Ph.D. Cambridge University) is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. His other books include Regnum Caelorum: Patterns of Future Hope in Early Christianity and The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church, both published by Oxford University Press, and From the Lost Teaching of Polycarp: Identifying Irenaeus' Apostolic Presbyter and the Author of ad Diognetum published by J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

Michael J. Kruger (Ph.D. University of Edinburgh) is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC and is the author of the Gospel of the Savior: An Analysis of P.Oxy. 840 and its Place in the Gospel Traditions of Early Christianity (Brill, 2005) and co-author of Gospel Fragments (Oxford, 2009).

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ApologiaPhoenix on January 31, 2014
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I want to thank Oxford Press first off for sending a review copy of this book. This is an extremely scholarly work that is a great edition to the Christian apologist's library and will be monumental to anyone who is seeking to understand textual criticism.

A word of caution however. This work is extremely scholarly and without having a great knowledge of the field, the layman will get lost in many areas. Part II will be exceptionally difficult as it deals with the early text of each of the Gospels, then Acts, then the Pauline Epistles, then the general epistles, and finally Revelation. The information here will be highly helpful, but those without familiarity will be easily lost.

Part 1 is a great benefit as the reader will learn much about the way books and the text were seen in the times of the NT. Most of us don't think about questions of who will buy books and how the early texts would have been seen by the first Christians, but these scholarly articles will give an excellent look into that world.

Part II as I've said goes into the details of the condition of the early manuscripts and how well they're established. It's noteworthy to consider that you would not have such a book like this for a work such as Tacitus. Probably the only other work from the ancient world that you could talk much about the copies of the manuscripts that we have to such an extent would be the works of Homer. This should tell us enough in itself about the manuscripts that we have of the New Testament.

It's important to note in all of this that nowhere in the book do you notice an attitude of hopelessness. There is no great fear I find that maybe we don't really have an accurate representation of what the NT authors originally wrote.
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One especially knockout essay was by Charlesworth. As everyone knows, Christians preferred the codex. But how did this standardization come about? Can any conclusions be drawn from it?

Charlesworth believes that when you take into consideration that "standard-sized gospel codices and standardization in the use of nomina sacra - the notion of 'catholic' consensus among early Christians becomes more plausible" (p 38). . So much so that he concludes "there was consensus and collaboration between early Christian groups" (p 39). He argues there must have been an "interconnected 'catholic' church in the second half of the second century" ( 41).

Hurtado (of 'Lord Jesus Christ' fame) points out that the Qumran texts had "word separation and space to indicate sense-units" (p 50). But the Romans preferred scriptio continua.

The cultured elite who purchased pagan works demanded a high craftsmanship. "Christian manuscripts...typically seem to reflect a very different social setting" (p 59). Their manuscripts reveal an effort to produce texts that were easy to read and more utilitarian.

Wasserman finds evidence that "some scribes evidently copied the with great care...One reason that the 'strict' text in spite of a free attitude to copying on the part of some scribes may be that good, standard copies of a 'strict' text were widely available too the scribes. That would also explain other standardized were widely available to phenomena" (p104).

Hill's essay is powerful and persuasive. The use of citation of scripture by early Christians is an area of great debate.
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful By john schricker on July 26, 2014
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good book, bad amazon.
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