Tuesday, August 07, 2007

NTTS+SD=NTTSD (New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents

Brill has recently announced a new book series - New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents. Editors are Bart D. Ehrman & Eldon Jay Epp.


Information from Brill:


"New Testament Tools, Studies, and Documents (NTTSD) combines two series, New Testament Tools and Studies (NTTS) and Studies and Documents (SD). The former was founded by Bruce M. Metzger in 1965 and edited by him until 1993, when Bart D. Ehrman joined him as co-editor. The latter series was founded by Kirsopp and Silva Lake in 1935, edited by them until the death of Kirsopp Lake in 1946, then briefly by Silva Lake and Carsten Hreg (1955), followed by Jacob Geerlings (until 1969), by Irving Alan Sparks (until 1993), and finally by Eldon Jay Epp (until 2007).


The new series will promote the publication of primary sources, reference tools, and critical studies that advance the understanding of the New Testament and other early Christian writings and writers into the fourth century. Emphases of the two predecessor series will be retained, including the textual history and transmission of the New Testament and related literature, relevant manuscripts in various languages, methodologies for research in early Christianity. The series will also publish a broader range of studies pertinent to early Christianity and its writings."


For those of you who have waited on James R. Royse's study of Scribal Habits in Early Greek New Testament Papyri finally to be published (the orginal dissertation on which it is based dates from 1981) will be pleased to hear that it is due this autumn (according to Brill's representative whom I met in Vienna). According to the gossip at the SBL in Vienna the delay of Royse's book on the part of the former publisher Eerdman's caused frustration for both the author Royse and the SD editor Epp and led the latter to turn to Brill which has now resulted in this permanent solution.


Another forthcoming volume of great interest is The New Testament in Greek IV: The Gospel According to St. John, Volume Two The Majuscules, Edited by U.B. Schmid, with W.J. Elliott and D.C. Parker

7 Comments:

Anonymous said...

"Another forthcoming volume of great interest is The New Testament in Greek IV: The Gospel According to St. John, Volume Two The Majuscules, Edited by U.B. Schmid, with W.J. Elliott and D.C. Parker"

When is this scheduled to be released?

Tommy Wasserman said...

Anon: "When is this scheduled to be released?"

This month!

See more at http://www.brill.nl/ntts

Timo Flink said...

Too bad that both books will cost zillions, which is too much for me and alike penniless doctoral students.

Tommy Wasserman said...

Timo, I often suggested to my university library that they purchase this or that book (that I wanted), and they always bought it (if they didn't plan to buy it anyway as part of a subscribed series, etc).

Rod said...

> (the orginal dissertation on which it is based dates from 1981)

Does anyone know if there has been any significant revision from the dissertation? Our library has a copy of the dissertation and is reluctant to order the book also unless there are significant revisions. Thanks.

Rod Decker
Baptist Bible Seminary

Peter M. Head said...

It's a good question Rod.

Bill Warren said...

Here is what I posted on the TC list regarding the Majuscule volume on John:

Many may already be aware of this, but in case some are not, here's some info on the new IGNTP volume that becomes available this week (at least such is the case here in the US):

The New Testament in Greek IV/ the Gospel According to St. John: Volume Two the Majuscules (New Testament Tools and Studies)
by U. B. Schmid (Editor), D. C. Parker (Editor), W. J. Elliott (Editor), American and British Committees of the I (Editor)
List Price:
$239.00
Hardcover: 558 pages
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub (August 15, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9004163131
ISBN-13: 978-9004163133

The Brill info on the book is as follows:
This book provides transcriptions and images of some of the oldest parchment manuscripts of the Gospel of John in Greek. It contains also a complete critical apparatus of all the parchment manuscripts of John, including such important manuscripts as Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus. The transcriptions and plates are restricted to fragmentary and difficult-to-read copies. These have received the same detailed treatment as was used by the International Greek New Testament Project to make an edition of the papyri of John (Brill: 1995). The International Greek New Testament Project is a European-American project currently collaborating with the Institut für neutestamentliche Textforschung (Münster, Germany) to make a critical edition of the Gospel of John in the Editio Critica Maior.


paz,

Bill Warren
Director of the Center for New Testament Textual Studies
Landrum P. Leavell, II, Professor of New Testament and Greek
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary