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The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge Hardcover – November 15, 2017
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“This text of the New Testament has been ten years in the making, and the expertise of the editorial team is apparent on every page. Following a tradition neglected since the nineteenth century, the decision was made to eschew orthographic standardization in favor of the testimony of the earliest witnesses. A great deal of painstaking research has been conducted to establish the conventions of Koine scribes before the fifth century. The result of this groundbreaking research is an innovative and exciting text whose unfamiliar spellings (e.g., γεινομαι for γινομαι) are surely much closer to those of the original versions.”
—Geoffrey Horrocks, professor emeritus of comparative philology, University of Cambridge
“The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge brings a new dimension among the recently growing number of scholarly editions of the Greek New Testament. Digital culture now leads scholars to regular confrontation with the manuscripts themselves, underlining their diversity. It is thus welcome that this edition of the Greek New Testament brings to light a text anchored in the early textual tradition. In the same way that we have inherited from the fourth and fifth centuries different kinds of New Testament codices, we now have different kinds of Greek New Testament critical editions. This plurality of editions, though limited, allows us to maintain diversity in scholarship and to reaffirm the need for a common text for Christian communities.”
—Claire Clivaz, head of digital enhanced learning, Vital-IT (Lausanne), Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
“Readability and reliability are at the heart of this new edition of the Greek New Testament. With meticulous care, the editors have consulted the extensive early Greek manuscripts of the New Testament writings in order to produce a text they judge to be the best approximation to the actual words that the authors of these documents wrote.
One of the important features of this edition is the decision to preserve the spellings of Greek words as found in manuscripts from the fifth century or earlier. There has been no program of standardizing and sanitizing the orthography; rather, this edition presents the forms of words as found in the earliest manuscript witnesses. Moreover, the order of the New Testament writings aligns with early collections of these texts. Thus, the Catholic Epistles are presented immediately after Acts.This edition, based on the landmark nineteenth-century work of Samuel Prideaux Tregelles, does something other editions do not: it seeks to take readers as close as possible to the arrangement and feel of the most ancient manuscripts of the New Testament writings. This new edition is an important reference tool that will be widely consulted and cited by all scholars concerned with the physical text of the New Testament in the earliest recoverable period. The editors are to be highly commended, and scholars and readers of the Greek New Testament are indebted to them for this magnificent edition."
—Paul Foster, professor of New Testament and Christian origins, University of Edinburgh
“This new edition of the Greek New Testament is a welcome addition to the tools available to students and scholars of the New Testament. A commendable distinguishing feature is the effort to represent more directly some aspects of ancient manuscripts, such as the nature and placement of sense-unit divisions, which can be of relevance for exegesis.”
—Larry W. Hurtado, professor emeritus of New Testament language, literature, and theology, School of Divinity (New College), University of Edinburgh
“Tyndale House is to be congratulated for producing a first-rate edition of the New Testament text, behind which stands an extraordinary amount of work on the text and paratext of the earliest Greek manuscripts. The text is lucidly and handsomely presented. This is a volume all New Testament scholars will want to have in hand.”
—Simon Gathercole, reader in New Testament studies, University of Cambridge; fellow and director of studies in theology, Fitzwilliam College
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