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Still the best book on this branch of Textual Criticism,
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This review is from: The Early Versions of the New Testament: Their Origin, Transmission, and Limitations (Hardcover)
It is hard to imagine a more accessible and thorough coverage of the history of the versions (ancient translations) of the NT. Metzger not only gives great nutshell histories of the versions, but even nutshell summaries of the grammar, vocabulary and style of each of the ancient languages of these versions. Thus even without formally studying the language, the reader has a good feel for how the history of that version reflects the early state of the Greek text of the NT.
Like his Intro to Textual Criticism, this will long remain a classic of this field.
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