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Edited by H. A. G. Houghton & D. C. Parker
(Texts and Studies 6)
 

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Buy this book together with Scribal Habits of Codex Sinaiticus by Dirk Jongkind
Did scribes intentionally change the text of the New Testament? This book argues they did not and disputes the claims that variant readings are theologically motivated. Using evidence gathered from some of the earliest surviving biblical manuscripts these essays reconstruct the copying habits of scribes and explore the contexts in which they worked. Alongside these are studies of selected early Christian writings, which illustrate attitudes to and examples of textual change.+Codex Sinaiticus is one of the oldest, famous, and most important manuscripts of the Bible. At least three scribes copied the text manually, and they were faced with many decisions: What do I do when I spot an error in the text I just copied? What is the right spelling of this word? Is it time for a new paragraph? This book studies a variety of textual and non-textual phenomena in Codex Sinaiticus. We discover more about this important biblical manuscript as well as the individuals with their own habits, qualities, and skill levels who produced it.Save $28.50
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Textual Variation: Theological and Social Tendencies?
Edited by H. A. G. Houghton & D. C. Parker
(Texts and Studies 6)
  

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Title:Textual Variation: Theological and Social Tendencies?
Subtitle:Papers from the Fifth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament
Series:Texts and Studies 6
Subseries:Third Series 
Availability:In Print
Publisher:Gorgias Press

Edited by H. A. G. Houghton
Edited by D.  Parker
ISBN:978-1-59333-789-6
Availability:In Print
Publication Date:12/2008
Language:English
Format:Hardback, Black, 6 x 9 in
Pages:209
 

Did scribes change the text of the New Testament? This book questions the assumption that they did and the claim that variant readings are due to theological motivation or social difference. Evidence is gathered from some of the earliest surviving biblical manuscripts in order to reconstruct the copying habits of scribes and to explore the contexts in which they worked. Alongside these are studies of selected early Christian authors and writings, which illustrate attitudes to and examples of textual change. The papers were first presented at a colloquium in Birmingham and further developed in the light of subsequent discussion and interaction between the presenters. The international team of contributors represents a wide range of approaches and theories and includes many leaders in the field.



D.C. Parker is Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham and a Director of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing. He is Executive Editor of the International Greek New Testament Project. H.A.G. Houghton is a Research Fellow in Theology at the University of Birmingham, working on an edition of the Vetus Latina Iohannes. He is also a member of the International Greek New Testament Project committee.




Textual Variation: Theological and Social Tendencies?
Edited by H. A. G. Houghton & D. C. Parker
(Texts and Studies 6)
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