Evangelical Textual Criticism

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

NT TC: the last few years

If you want to catch up on all that's been going on in New Testament textual criticism in the last few years, there is no better resource than Hugh Houghton's recent article in Early Christianity 2 (2011) 245-268. Those with an institutional subscription should click here. Otherwise, the article is available (minus final format) from Hugh's own institution. It's also a good overview of the status quaestionis.

Well done, Hugh!

17 comments:

  1. Very good!

    And in this connection I could mention that soon a new edition of The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: The Status Questionis (eds. Ehrman and Holmes) is coming out published by Brill.

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  2. I should also correct Hugh on one minor point: there are actually five differences between my reconstructed text of Jude and the ECM (I indicated "four" but that was incorrect and the correct number is included in the errata list).

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  3. Thomas Scott Caulley3:06 pm, July 05, 2011

    Thanks for the notice. It might also be helpful to your readers to see my recent article, "The 'New' Textual Criticism: Challenges and Promise." Stone-Campbell Journal 13:2 (Fall, 2010) 225-241.

    Scott Caulley

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  4. Scott, can you provide a link to this article?

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  5. It is a nice survey, Hugh is even nice to us.

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  6. Thomas Scott Caulley5:34 pm, July 05, 2011

    Thanks, Peter. I'm checking on the link.

    Scott Caulley

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  7. I am writing comments from the SBL in London, I hope to see some Tyndale folks tomorrow!

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  8. I wonder if anyone knows of something/anything that has been written for NT Textual Criticism in Asia?

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  9. Edgar, you might be interested in the following:

    Prof. Dr. Hyeon-Woo Shin, Textual Criticism and the Synoptic Problem in Historical Jesus Research: The Search for Valid Criteria (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology). Peeters: 2004. ISBN-10: 904291470X

    Prof. Shin studied at the Free University of Amsterdam, and teaches at Westminster Graduate School of Theology, Seol, Korea

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  10. Thanks, Scott, for reminding me of this work. I also have three other South Koreans in mind: 2 worked on the (earlier) dating of P46 (Biblica and NOBST) and another who worked on scribal habits in gospel papyri (under Barbara Aland). So it looks like that the South Koreans are really heralding the "Good News" in Asia.

    A Filipino, under David Parker, also worked on Codex Bezae.

    Is Australia part of Asia?

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  11. A few years ago another South Korean wrote a dissertation on 1 Peter under W. L. Richards (Kenneth K. Yoo, I think his name was).

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  12. Thanks for this bit of info, Tommy; I presume you mentioned this in passing in your book.

    Korean Bible Society has also founded the Journal for Biblical and Textual Research and has been able to pile up pretty good articles on OT and NT textual criticism.

    I hope this "developments" can also be included in the "recent development" surveys. But I wouldn't be surprised if they are not, since it has become obvious that these info are still scattered and need to be synthesized first.

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  13. Thomas Scott Caulley8:27 pm, July 11, 2011

    Peter, I've sent a link to my article via your email.

    Thanks.

    Scott Caulley

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  14. Edgar, on the Korean NT TC work, also Dr. Dong Soo Chang and Dr. Jin Sup Ahn wrote dissertations in the area. Chang, who teaches at the Korean Baptist University on the seminary side and works with the Korean Bible Society, wrote on the Pi A group of Byzantines in John. Ahn wrote on the Kappa 1 group in John. Current Jeong Seop Ahn is working on the segmentation breaks in NT MSS versus major segmentation/punctuation discussions for the GNT.

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  15. Wow, I never realized that that many South Koreans have already written dissertations on NT TC! Thanks, for this info, Bill. I wonder how I can have access to these theses?

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  16. You can order them in digital form from ProQuest (http://dissexpress.umi.com/dxweb) by searching with the author's names (Dong Soo Chang and Jin-sup Ahn). You may be able to access them via a school's access to ProQuest as well.

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