Encountering the Manuscripts offers an expert's introduction to New Testament paleographyand textual criticism, giving readers a window into the transmission of the Bible in the earliest centuries of the church. Based on his exhaustiveexperience and study, author PhilipComfort explores scribal participationin the production of the earliest New Testament writings, gives an annotated list of all significant Greek manuscriptsand early versions and assigns dates for the earliest manuscripts, presents the history of textual variation in the early centuries of the church, and details variousmethods of recovering the original wording of the Greek New Testment.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 432 Vendor: B & H Publishing Group Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1.25 (inches) ISBN: 0805431454 ISBN-13: 9780805431452 Availability: In Stock
[Encountering the Manuscripts] focuses on the most significant New Testament manuscripts from the perspective of paleography and textual criticism. Paleography pertains to the dating of the manuscripts, as well as to the calligraphic features of the manuscripts themselves. Each manuscript has a story to tell; each manuscript gives us a window into the transmission of the New Testament text in the earliest centuries. Textual criticism pertains to the critical evaluation of the trustworthiness of the text of each manuscript with respect to recovering the original wording of the Greek New Testament. This volume merges the two areas of study by looking at both paleography and textual criticism as we encounter the New Testament manuscripts.”
Phillip Comfort has examined, many times over, every single word of every early New Testament manuscript. His previous works include The Test of the Earliest New Testament Manuscripts, Early Manuscripts and Modern Translations of the New Testament, and New Testament Text and Translation Commentary.