Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Review of Wasserman's Epistle of Jude

The Review of Biblical Literature has published the following review online:
Tommy Wasserman
The Epistle of Jude: Its Text and Transmission
http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=5824
Reviewed by Stephen D. Patton
The review is appreciative of Wasserman's work. Ironically, Patton's Greek accents are incorrect in three places.

7 Comments:

Timo Flink said...

well, this was good to know as I happen to agree with Tommy elsewhere except in Jude 5 :) see my fortcoming article on Jude in Filologia Neotestamentaria. As Tommy already knows, I managed to find the "much" needed first century reference for his/my selection of variant reading in Jude 13 in Greek literature.

Tommy Wasserman said...

Thanks Christian.

Unfortunately, the link to my erratalist on the website www.evangelicaltextualcriticism.com does not work. However, the erratalist is available from me upon request.

The Buck Stops said...

"The complete collation has brought many new readings to light, some of which were only known through ancient versions, and previously known and important readings have gained additional support."

Does this not contradict everything we have been told about the "oldest and best" manuscripts vs. the "monolithic Byzantine?"

Tommy Wasserman said...

Buck stops: "Does this not contradict everything we have been told about the 'oldest and best' manuscripts vs. the 'monolithic Byzantine?'"

The "many new readings" are not in any way readings that have claim to being part of the initial text. Mostly, they are singular readings, some peculiar and interesting for the interpretation of the text; nevertheless, all are secondary. In a few cases I found new Greek evidence that lie behind the reading in a version.

maurice a robinson said...

Tommy: Unfortunately, the link to my erratalist on the website www.evangelicaltextualcriticism.com does not work. However, the erratalist is available from me upon request.

It worked for me....

Tommy Wasserman said...

It does work! The errata-list is available. I thought all those files had disappeared.

This means that Ivo Tamm's Magisterarbeit is also possible to download:

www.evangelicaltextualcriticism.com/documents/
Theologisch-christologischeVarianten_Tamm.pdf

Randall Buth said...

Thank you for the PDF. Looks interesting. On a technicality, I notice that he treats Hta and Ypsilon as identical for 2-3rd century. I would accept Hta as just beginning to merge with Iwta at that time and Ypsilon would wait a few centuries.
Does anyone have a good selection of Hta/Iwta errata for the 2-3 century?
Caragounis listed a few for P66, but 4/5 can be explained outside of an 'i' sound.